This is the part I find difficult because I’d rather be learning more about you. But I guess this is always the first step in getting to know each other so here we go…
I was born and bred in the South but now I reside in the Pacific Northwest. I began running as a kid with my Dad, then cross country and track in high school, followed by studying Exercise Science in college at Auburn University. After graduation I continued to learn more about coaching and training others and obtained my certifications. I became an Exercise Physiologist with the American College of Sports Science, then a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. As I began working as a personal trainer I eventually realized that most runners lacked the strength resources usually provided to collegiate and elite athletes. This is one of the main reasons I coach runners not only with programming but also include strength as an essential part of training.
My own running background includes qualifying for the Boston Marathon, running a 50 mile ultra and continuing to remain healthy and achieve goals even as I age. I’ve finished multiple 5Ks, 10Ks, Half Marathons, Marathons and Ultras with a few Overall Wins, Overall Female Wins, Age Group Wins and I’m just glad to be finished kind of wins.
I’m also a wife and mother of two kiddos.
I look forward to getting to know more about you!