Twin Cities in Motion

20 Questions, Miles of Answers- Sarah and Anna Helgen

posted on Wed, Aug 6 2014 9:59 am by TCM Staff

1. Name: Sarah Helgen and Anna Helgen (aka Sisters Helgen)

2. City: Minneapolis/St. Paul

3. Age: 31, 27

4. Profession: Political Fundraiser and Seminarian

5. When (or why) you started running: Because my sister made me do it.....convinced over a meal at Chipotle.

6. Best Run/Running Experience: After we ran our first 10 miles EVER (in preparation for the Monster Dash Half Marathon), we ended at Kowalski's to pick up some post-run snacks. We were tired. So we took an Uber home (approximately 1.25 miles from our condo).

7. Worst Run/Running Experience: One of us almost pooped her pants while on a run. Thankfully, we discovered a wash cloth so this sister ran into the woods to take care of business. Yuck. We'll let you guess who it was.

8. Dream Training Partner: My sister, obvi.

9. Training Shoe: Nike and New Balance Trail Running Minimalist.

10. Favorite Running Route: Any run where we can end at a grocery store for snacks!

11. Favorite time of Day to run: Morning.

12. Pre-Race Food: English muffin with peanut butter, coffee.

13. Post-Race Food: Green Monster.

14. Favorite Running Accessory: Ray-Bans

15. Current or Future Goal: To finish the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon. That will entail serious celebrations.

16. Upcoming Race: YWCA Tri and the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon.

17. Favorite non-running activities: Biking, being outside, Twins games, going to Punch Pizza, etc.

18. Mode of Transportation: Subarus.

19. Pump up Music: Luke Bryan.

20. Advice for a Brand New Runner: Run early in the morning and get it done with...and, hopefully you have a sister! Otherwise, get one.

Sarah and Anna are on twitter! Their Twitter handles are @sarahhelgen and @annakitt.


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