Sarah Palin Shares her Running Secrets

(AP)
Alaska governor and former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin might be saving her best stuff for her forthcoming book, but she opened up to "Runner's World" magazine.

She grew up in a family of runners, she said, and runs even when Alaska's temperatures are 20 or 30 below zero. When she listens to music, she plays old Van Halen and AC/DC.

"I have a nice routine: I kick off my runs with the old Van Halen and AC/DC, then I get into my country music, then I always wrap it up with a couple mellow Amy Grant songs," Palin said.

She talked about a memorable run during the campaign:

"I like running alone and having the Secret Service with me added a little bit of pressure. I'm thinking I gotta have good form and can't be hyperventilating and can't be showing too much pain and that adds a little more pressure on you as you're trying to be out there enjoying your run. Then I fell coming down a hill and was so stinkin' embarrassed that a golf cart full of Secret Service guys had to pull up beside me. My hands just got torn up and I was dripping blood. In the debate you could see a big fat ugly Band-Aid on my right hand. I have a nice war wound now as a reminder of that fall in the palm of my right hand. For much of the campaign, shaking hands was a little bit painful."

Read the full interview, complete with pictures, at Runner's World.
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