A Lifelong Athlete
From the time I was 3 years old all the way through graduate school I was always part of a team and competing at a high level. Despite no longer being on an organized team I still identify as an athlete and don’t think that will ever change. That’s why becoming an online running coach and personal trainer is deeply rewarding for me.
After I finished my collegiate rowing career I felt a bit lost when it came to exercising – I’d never had to plan it out myself or schedule time to do it. I had been attending scheduled practices my whole life and never had to decide what I wanted to do for the day’s workout. After some time off, I finally found outlets in running and strength training.
I love the feelings of pride and accomplishment I get after finishing a run or challenging workout. I want to encourage others to celebrate what their bodies can do! The process of training and finding ways to get a little bit better every day is empowering. Progress takes time, consistency, and commitment. As a coach, I help my athletes find joy in training and recognize their progress while still looking forward to their goals. We are capable of so much more than we give ourselves credit for! Be proud of the work you’re putting in.