Karen, a long-time runner who just joined us in December, is really a very private person. She tells us, “I usually don’t do things like this…Thank you to the coaching staff and all the ladies there. I have so much fun.”
Idaho State DHW Self Reliance Specialist
My fitness journey started in college where, having had to deal with asthma, I decided to begin running so that I could run longer and harder during Field Hockey practice, games and later basketball. I fell in love with running! I felt free and could grab my shoes and run anytime and anyplace. Later, while working for an insurance company a couple of co-workers completed a 12 mile 3-person relay event, then quit running. Another friend at work said he would run with me; he met me at the bike trial faithfully to run….and we continue to run together covering thousands of miles over the past many years. This fall I injured myself running after dark and my husband reminded me that Margaret Cassidy (fellow Farmgirl) had shared how great FGF was, so I checked it out and am really glad I did!
Running a marathon in 2013 and the Heyburn Half Marathon Trail Run 2015.
The Trail Maniacs State Park Series of trail runs this summer: Farragut and Heyburn half marathons, and Liberty Lake 8-miler.
My husband says I’m “addicted” to endorphins. :)
I really enjoy anything, but especially movements with the medicine balls and the plate pushes!
Pull-ups – they are such a challenge, and I so admire the members who make it look effortless.
Just one more…
The superb coaches who are knowledgeable and encouraging; and the community of ladies working collectively to improve fitness, all the while having fun and encouraging one another.
Spending time with my husband. Running and hiking with our dogs – my happy place is during The Grind, or long runs, when I can just zone. Biking. Visiting with my brother and his wife, and with friends. We lead a home group and children’s ministry. And, in my quiet time, reading.
Espresso with french vanilla creamer, and chips and salsa!
I love celery! And homemade smoothies in the summer time.
A History and PE Teacher.
I was one of the 3600 Torchbearers of the 1984 Olympic Torch Relay across America covering 9300 miles. My torch is displayed in a case at home, reminds me of my Grandpa, he was a special man, and proud of my participation in the relay.
Advice, no. Just encouragement to listen to the coach, relax, have fun and do just one more…and come back!!
I think I’ve revealed tons as it is…not much else to tell.