Last year my husband, Nick, was promoted to an account manager with Newton Running which moved us from Sarasota, FL to Boulder, CO. It was a total no brainer....Colorado, sweet! But it was an emotional move as we owned a personal training studio, have amazing family, friends and clients. It was a great opportunity that we couldn't resist.
We settled down in Lafayette, just between Boulder and Westminster, where Nick and I both work. I fell in love with Lifetime Fitness - Westminster as soon as I walked into the club. Lifetime Fitness has been a great change of pace and learning opportunity for me as well. Recently I have launched the Lifetime TRI Team at the Westy location and having a blast. I am looking forward to inspire, education and motivate others to reaching their health and fitness goals through endurance sports!
This year I started applying for Triathlon teams.....not thinking I'd actually get accepted. I put it all out there and was announced to be on Team Kompetitive Edge, a local multisport retailer in Denver, and the inaugural team of the IRONMAN Foundation-Newton Running Ambassador Triathlon Team! I've also had the opportunity to be part of the Timex Factory Team & 3WRace Ambassador team.
My goal for this year is to give more back to our community with local and national organizations. Last year I was a part of the Prostate Cancer Foundation - Newton Running Team at IRONMAN Canada. Amazing experience and I am proud to be doing it again this year!! Along with other local charities with both 3WRaces and KE....and with IMFNR Team at Ironman & 70.3 races!
So far I've done 2 races here at altitude. Holy hell it's tough. I'm loving the training here and feeling I'm gaining more RBC's every session...HA! It's a total different ball game training here vs the Florida flatland, but I sure do miss the beaches! Athletes here are amazing. Just this past weekend I was running in the Horsetooth Half marathon when I overheard a woman behind me talking about how muddy the full marathon was. I was hurtin certain....she said she was 56yrs old and cruising at an easy conversation pace of 8:20's! Amazing!! Colorado breeds a whole different level of athletes here. I love it!
Here's to the start of my blog.......enjoy!!
|Post race refreshments...New Belgium!!|
|Horsetooth Half Marathon - ARPIL 21, 2013|
|Post race with Nick & Eric.|