My fellow Americans, today I introduce to y’all a new blog feature I intend to do at least once a month. I will be interviewing some of the nation’s top athletes so you can learn some of their secrets to success. Also, through the revealing and challenging interview questions that I ask, you can learn about the actual character and personality of these super legit runner folk.
Before beginning this article I’d like to say thanks to Becca for allowing me to do this interview and putting up with my weird questions. Thanks Becca you’re the best!
The subject of the first Athlete Profile blog is the University of Michigan’s very own Becca Addison:
Becca Addison is going into her Junior Year as a Big 10 Champion, All-American, and currently has a personal best of 2:03 in the 800!!!
I chose to interview Becca first because not only is she incredibly talented, but she is also one of my favorite people. Living in the same house as her for a Spring Term in 2010, our friendship developed into what it is today. I killed a spider for her once, it was big.
I called her up for the interview since I am home in Texas for the summer and here is how it went:
Me- First I’ll start off with some non-running questions so people can get to know you beyond just your running accomplishments. So here’s the first question, you ready?
Becca- Yes, I think so
Me- If you could be any animal on a carousel what would you pick and why?
Becca- A frog. I just like them.
Me- Is it true that you have beaten Tetris Friends? (www.tetrisfriends.com)
Becca- It took me many months, but now I can beat it almost every time. The secret is to play on survival mode. I didn’t know that the normal goal of the game is to rack up as many points as you can, I was just playing to beat the game.
Me- So, you always play to win?
Me- What do you think is the solution to the debt crisis?
Becca- I’m not really good at politics.
Me- If your life was a movie, what would it be titled?
Becca- Awkward Endeavors
Me- Who is your collegiate/pro runner crush?
Becca- Umm…Jeremy Warniner. No…wait, Walter Dix!
Me- Please tell me (and the readers of this website) about your love for cats
Becca- My love for cats was there in high school, but it has continued to grow in college.
Me-Tell me about the “Kitty Glamour Shotz” that you like to do
Becca- I do glamour shots with my cat named Emma. She doesn’t seem to mind. She just sits there with her eyes closed so I assume she likes it. She really likes the camera
Me- Have you done glamour shots with any other cats?
Becca- No, just Emma. I tend to smother other cats too much and freak them out
Me- What is your favorite thing about me?
Becca- Your zest for life.
Me- Now on to the running part. I want to know some of your secrets to success and I’m sure the readers do too. So when did you first start running?
Becca- 8th grade. I ran the 100 and the 200. I was super nervous all of the time.
Me- Did you play any other sports?
Becca- I was a gymnast from age 5-14. Then I broke both of my hands.
Me- So I’ve heard your parents were pretty good at running, tell me a little about that.
Becca- My parents met when they were both running for Nike in Eugene, Oregon. They were both in Russia and my dad asked my mom to dance. She said no. They hit it off better later on.
Me- Tell me why you’re so good
Becca- Because I’m so competitive.
Me-What are your goals?
Becca- I just want to get faster every year.
Me- Howabout sub 2?
Becca- Sub 2 would be crazy..
Me- Do it.
Me- Would you like to give any shout outs?
Becca- Id like to say hi to my soulmate, Jill Smith, my soulmate in running and in life <3 And I’d like to send out a shout-out to my litter mates!