I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, runner, coach, wife and mid-western gal living in big, bad New York City and LOVING IT! I have been a runner for over 25 years and competed in every distance race you can imagine (except for the ultra-marathons, those are a bit much for me). I’ve completed 9 marathons (NYC x 2, San Francisco, Marine Corps x 4, 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 name. He is truly my partner in life and is an awesome partner at that. I have a beautiful boy who is the light of my life and a miracle baby. I have 2 sisters and 2 brothers, 3 sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law, and 5 beautiful nieces and nephews who 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, 13 years of personal training and a lifetime of loving all things fitness, I spent 6 years working to be a DPT. 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!