I’m a daughter, sister and aunt.. An avgeek, runner, crossfitter with a type A personality and dry sense of humor, or so I’ve been told J
I uprooted myself a few years ago from my hometown of Indianapolis to move to Seattle when a once in a lifetime job opportunity became available. The handful of people I knew in Seattle were all runners and as runners do, they quickly made me feel right at home.
Although I had a support system, there was still a whole lot of newness to navigate through, and this included my fitness options. The gyms out here are always packed and I got frustrated fast, so, a runner friend introduced me to Crossfit. I had previously written off Crossfit as I figured it was above my level of fitness and after everything I had heard… it was just way to dangerous… Never mind the fact that I had my PT and massage therapist from Indy on speed dial to fix the issues that running caused… Longer story short, I was hooked, quickly…
I found Lift Heavy Run Long late 2017 early 2018 when I was in search of a training plan that would allow me to maintain the muscle/strength I worked so hard to gain while getting me across a finish line after 26.2 miles. I was tired of feeling so puny and weak at the end of a marathon season. I simply Googled “Crossfit Marathon plans” The LHRL site was one that came up. Took a gander, watched the You Tube video, and instantly knew I found my people. I reached out to Valerie Hunt for assistance with my marathon training and she so graciously has been helping through my goal of four marathons this year, which will bring me to 25 states J I feel better than I have ever felt during a marathon season, yup I’m tired and sore but I’m not depleted and struggling to function.
I started spreading the word about this group as soon as I found it. So, yeah, I’m a fan girl and truly honored to be a part of spreading the love of fitness and encouraging everyone to get started and continuing on their journey.
Current goals: Run a marathon in all 50 states. Get a muscle up. Hand stand walk.