Professor & Mental Health Counselor
Gosh, my fitness journey really started when I moved to Florida 20 years ago. I was out of shape and overweight when I got to grad school there. I found a gym and slowly and consistently lost 50 lbs. then my mom died. And things changed for me… I eventually found triathlon and running (2 things I didn’t do in Florida) when I moved to Spokane. Since then, I’ve done countless half marathons, 3 full marathons, 2 full Ironmans and 8 half Ironmans. I originally came to FGF many years ago when I started my triathlon journey but came back a year ago and am now fully committed!
Started. Stopped. Did endurance races. Stopped that and joined FGF again. I love showing up for The Grind. I love seeing what our bodies can do!
Completing 2 full Ironman races.
Just completed the Powerlifting Club and Meet – with PRs all-around. Next? We’ll see!
Well, I love lifting heavy, but I don’t like snatches much.
You CAN do this.
Challenging myself surrounded by badass women.
Ha. Yes…. Not too long ago - I split my shorts in a workout. Tried tape, looked for extra shorts and in the end figured - well we are all friends here and just kept going. Thankfully it wasn’t the rear seam. 😜
I can’t imagine not coming now. It’s unlocked a part of me that I hadn’t tapped into for a while!
I hike, backpack, and travel with my amazing husband. Trying to find my love of the run again as well.
Any place with water, including a pool.
A therapist. And I am!
Of the life I’ve created.
But I was born in London.
Gummy bears and trash tv.
LSU Tigers and Florida Gators
I’m a pro at chair dancing. Haha. Can’t say I’m known for dancing.
Christmas. It’s when I get to see family. And I love baking cookies and twinkly lights and the music.
Oh man I love a good salad.
As Des Linden says, “Keep showing up.”