Hi everyone, there are a few new faces around here so I wanted to take a minute to do a little intro. My husband Jeff and I are RRCA Certified Run Coaches and co-founders of Running for Wellness. We have been married for 5 (almost 6!) years, and we’ve been together for 11. We met in college during an internship. We have an 18 month old son named Ethan and a fur baby named Colbie!
I started running at age 26 when I was trying to stay fit for our wedding. I signed up for a 5k because I needed a goal to motivate myself. When I started training, I couldn’t run for more than a minute straight without stopping. Finishing that 5k is still one of my favorite race memories because it taught me that I’m capable of taking on new challenges and it opened up the door for me to a path of personal growth. After that 5k, I was hooked and decided I wanted to do more, so I signed up for a half marathon and the rest is history.
I’ve now done tons of 5ks, 10ks, 4 half marathons (soon to be 5!), 2 marathons, and a triathlon, but the most important thing is that I’ve discovered running as a self care tool. Running has changed my life and has helped me to improve different areas in my life. It has improved my physical health, my mental health, my confidence, and even my spiritual health (I’ll be elaborating on these soon).
I want to share those amazing gifts with others, which is why I became an RRCA Certified Run Coach. I know it can be intimidating to get started and difficult to stay motivated. I’ve been there, and I understand. I’m here to show you that you can be a runner too and you’re capable of more than you think! You owe it to yourself to be everything you’ve dreamed of being.
Thanks for coming along on this journey with me! Happy Running!