I am a personal trainer, student, runner, coach, wife and mid-western gal living in big, bad New York City and LOVING IT! I have been a runner for over 21 years and competed in every distance race you can imagine (except for the ultra-marathons, those are a bit much for me). I moonlight as a Ambassador for lululemon athletica here in the city and am having a blast meeting like-minded people and helping them to reach their running goals while wearing absolutely fabulous clothes in the process. Seriously, it’s almost all I wear. I’ve completed 9 marathons (NYC, San Francisco, Marine Corps, New Jersey & Philly) and am always training for something!
Like I said, I am a wife to my gorgeous husband whom you’ll read about occasionally in this blog, but never by his real name. He is truly my partner in life and is an awesome partner at that. I have 2 sisters and 2 brothers, 2 sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law and they may pop up from time to time, again, unnamed so as to protect their identities and pride. My parents are amazing and inspiring people and, as such, will go by Obi-wan and Mrs. Obi-wan because they continue to be my Jedi tutors in life and are always reminding all of us that “The Force is strong in our family.”
After 4 years of group fitness instructing, 9 years of personal training and a lifetime of loving all things fitness, I’m finally studying to be a doctor of physical therapy beginning in May at NYU. It’s my calling in life. Seriously, I know it’s corny, but it’s totally where I’m meant to be. I couldn’t be happier than I am right now, pursuing my dreams in this “concrete jungle where dreams are made of” there’s nothing I can’t do…I feel inspired by this city where the opportunities are endless and the people are as different as snowflakes.
I like helping people. I’ll try anything once. I went skydiving for my 30th birthday and that’s been my “jumping off point” for exploring life in my thirties. Welcome to my life!