The Past Season:
My background has always been about physical activity. I started dance at the age of 3 and continued with dance even into my adult years. I later started a performing dance studio, producing numerous dance productions. I was hired by a variety of organizations to audition dancers for different ballet and musical type productions.
A New Season in my life:
I was home one day washing dishes and saw on TV an 80 year old man running across the finish line of a marathon. Literally I stopped what I was doing and watched him.
It was at that moment I decided, hey I want to be like that when I’m 80. Running or biking or just being physically active somehow and not sitting in a rocker waiting for “my day”.
Currently, I am a personal trainer, avid runner, cyclist and now I can add swimmer to the list. Of course nutrition is a big deal for me now with all the activities I do.
My passion is people and helping to achieve a goal they never thought they could reach.
I personally feel it is so important to just get up and move everyday.
Running was something I ignored, I did not like running, especially being outdoors. Growing up dance was my passion. In junior high I had to sign up for a “P.E.” class so I chose gymnastics, since it was indoors, and did continue through high school.
How I started running? For 5 years I had been attending an athletic conditioning class 4 days a week. This class was so hard! Toward the end of class they would run competitive lines against 1 other person. I was not a runner much less had I ever raced somebody. Being competitive was the last thing on my mind.
I literally put my shoes on and started just running a few miles two days a week. Because I wanted to run as well as the other people in my class.
My friend knew I started running and asked me to run a marathon with her. I told her no way, I am not interested.
Well, 2 – marathons, 8 – half marathons, 2 – 203 mile relays, 2 muddy buddy events and Several 5k’s, 10k’s and 20K’s later, I’m hooked!
What’s next? Triathlon maybe. I guess I maybe doing one in the Fall.
I learned that to keep the amount of exercise that I was doing 4 days a week required me to set some sort of future goals to keep me moving forward in my training, or I was afraid I would start losing interest in working out. Just setting a future goal of running a marathon triggered many other races down the road. If I did not set goals of running in races I knew I would slow down on physical activity. Currently I have a 20k in September, 2 half marathons in October and 1 full marathon setup for April 2012. If you have just 1 friend that will exercise with you, that can make all the difference in your success!
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Eat what is good and the soul will delight Isaiah 55:2