And Fit Nut is back! A huge thanks to Laura from Fit Running Mama for being so damn patient with me.
What is your sport of choice?
How did you get started?
I graduated from college in 2002 and began my career in Special Education. I taught middle school life skills and had seven kids with severe and profound needs. It was exhausting and amazing but running kept me sane! It was either running or excessive drinking!
What’s a memorable moment you’ve experienced on your fitness journey?
In October 2012 I ran my first Women’s Race (Title IX Chicago), and my 3 year old participated in her first kids dash. When all was said an done I had a PR (7:31 pace) and Sara was sad because her race was too short and she wanted more! It was awesome sharing my passion with her!
What have you gained from improving your fitness?
I recently became a certified fitness trainer which was always a goal for me. I love sharing my fitness knowledge with others. I love when friends, family and blog readers tell me they tried one of my recipes or did one of my workouts! It’s an awesome feeling. I love spreading the love!
How often do you exercise each week?
5-6 days a week
My favourite piece of equipment is…
My favourite fuel is…
overnight oats and nut butters (especially homemade nut butter)
I am obsessed with…
PB2! Best product!
What is your current fitness goal?
I started practicing bikram about 2 months ago and I love the challenge. I practice weekly and am working on the poses. I love the challenge and the sweat!
What advice would you give to newbies in your sport?
Set goals! You don’t need big ones! I ran my first 5k in 2005 and from then my running addiction grew. Find friends that can help you meet your goals! Share you success stories!
What is the best way to contact you?
Thanks Laura – any chance you can send some PB2 to Oz?
Questions for Laura?
Have you ever run or participated in sport with your child?
What was your first running moment?