Customer of the Month- April

Tell us about your experiences! That's all it takes to be the Adidas Customer of the Month.

Each month we ask you a different question and if your answer is chosen you'll be highlighted in the monthly email and win a pair of shoes from Adidas!

April Topic:

What is your favorite Track Shack race and why? Share on the blog or on Facebook! Deadline: March 17th.

March Topic and Winner:

As runners we can face injuries that threaten our love of running: stress fractures, kidney stones, plantar fasciitis, torn Achilles, ripped hamstrings and worst of all the injury that happens while on a training run just before a big race.  For recovery, you cross train by hopping on a bike, a trainer, swimming laps, doing weights and always following doctor’s orders.  No matter what, a determination within you remains to stay strong and finish the race, often with the support of friends and loved ones by your side. 

March’s Adidas Customer of the Month is Cristina Smy, who shared her story of injury and coming back.  On a trail run in 2013 she twisted her ankle and not thinking anything of it went on to complete the Goofy Challenge.  She actually had a stress fracture that flared during the half marathon; on the full marathon day, she shifted her weight to her other leg which caused hip bursitis.  In the end, she added to the injuries with a broken cuboid.  She put herself out of work for 4.5 months as a fitness instructor.  In the end, after learning to enjoy life lessons and post-injury training, she learned to listen to her body too!

Use Facebook to Leave a Comment - We'd love to hear from you.

victoria bucher
[clermont FL] • Friday February 28, 2014, 9:12 am

I've participated in the Track Shack running series for many years and I think I've run all the events at one time or another. But my favorite race is always the one I've just completed! I love the OUC Half because it was my first half, and I love the Turkey Trot because I have memories of running with my daughters and I love the Celebration of Running because it's near my birthday and I move into another age group, and I love the Winter Park Road Race because of the scenic course. So you see, I love them all but I think my favorite is the one I've just completed because of the new running memories;; whether it is a PR or just hanging with all the wonderful and interesting runners I meet!

Amanda Soto
[Orlando FL] • Thursday February 27, 2014, 6:57 pm

My favorite Track Shack race is hard to pick! I love Seasons 52, I love Watermelon 5K, I love the OUC 1/2! If I had to pick just 1 I would pick the OUC ½ Marathon. I love seeing all the 5Kers and ½ Marathoners out on such a wonderful morning to run though the City Beautiful! The race truly displays the beauty of the city some of us call home. I love that it a longer race Track Shack offers to show our running stuff. Some of my fastest ½ Marathon times have come from this course! It is also extra special for me because it was the first ½ Marathon my husband ran with me. I love the OUC ½!

Kerrie Gregory
[Orlando FL] • Wednesday February 26, 2014, 1:32 pm

My favorite Track Shack race is Miracle Miles. I love seeing all of the families who have been affected by a premature child/children, children who are no longer in the NICU and have shirts to prove it, and the crowd support. Not only that, but you get to run through beautiful downtown Orlando. I look forward to running Miracle Miles every year.