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Did You Know We Have A Chicago Marathon Winner Here At School?

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Ms. Salgado celebrates with her fans

Ms. Salgado celebrates with her fans

Ms. Salgado celebrates with her fans

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Ms. Salgado celebrates with her fans

Ms. Salgado celebrates with her fans

Ms. Salgado and our Reporter

Ms. Salgado and our Reporter Juanita

An interview by Juanita M.

I had a great time interviewing Ms. Salgado, our Speech/Language Pathologist about the hard work that brought her to the 2016 Chicago Marathon.

I asked her a series of questions, and here are her answers:

 

  1. How did you practice for the marathon?  “I focused 4 times a week on running and 2 times a week on strength.”
  2. How did you push yourself to the end? “I always had a goal to win, and to make my family proud.”
  3. How did you feel  winning your medals? “I felt proud and excited . . . and relieved.”
  4. Did you know anything that would stop you from running?   My calves were cramping and my legs were sore – I knew that would probably affect me in the end.”
  5. How did your family help you keep up your goal for running?   “My mom would make sure I took vitamins and ate my vegetables, and my sister made sure I was resting.  During the race, my family came to cheer, then they took me to get food after the run.”
  6. During the race, did you find yourself thinking about quitting?  “At mile 18 or mile 20, you’re coming towards something called, “the wall,” and it’s suddenly really hard, and it makes you want to quit and it makes you feel like you really did hit a wall.”
  7. How many medals do you have?  I have six marathon medals from Chicago and I have one from Alaska.”
  8. Do you ever go to the gym to train and practice? “Yes.”
  9. How do you feel when you see how long the race is? “First I feel overwhelmed, then after a while it becomes easier.”
  10. Do you ever feel like you just have to walk?  “I count the minutes of how long I walk, then I start running again.”
  11. Is there ever a time when you had to quit? “ My very first marathon, I did not finish because I did not feel well.”
  12. How did you get over that feeling?  “You learn to train better and understand your body better.”
  13. Do you ever think you will do a marathon again?  “Yes, you always want to do better, stay active, and get stronger.”
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Did You Know We Have A Chicago Marathon Winner Here At School?