Husband, Dave, of 13 years; children, Jadrix, 7, and
IT purchasing at Kremer’s Urban Pharmaceuticals in Seymour
Briefly describe your daily/weekly workout routine:
I follow a plan that tells me what I must do every day. Usually includes 1-plus hours swimming/1-plus hours bike ride or ride/run combination building up to race day. I usually do one before work and one late at night.
What inspired you to begin a regular fitness routine?
I went to the doctor and saw how overweight I was. I outweighed my husband by 30 pounds, and it hurt. I went back to my desk at work that day and sobbed. From that day forward, I said I never wanted to be fat again.
Why is it something you have stuck with?
Because I live every day like 75 pounds is chasing me.
How do you make time to work out?
My friends think I have 30 hours in my day.
When did you get serious about fitness?
In 2010, I went from my first 5K to first full marathon in a year. Then did first sprint triathlon in April and loved it so much I am doing Ironman Louisville in August. Cycling … LOVE, LOVE, LOVE cycling!
Any exercises you dread, but do anyway?
No, never a dread with exercise. I have ones that I love more than others but never dread. No excuses; laziness is not an option.
What is your favorite workout song?
Mumford & Sons, “I Will Wait.”
Do you follow a special diet? If so, describe it briefly. Do you “cheat” much?
I didn’t watch what I ate at all. I have started the Paleo challenge to change my habits.
Do you have a favorite fitness moment, for example, when you reached a tough fitness goal or overcame a plateau?
I remember how proud I was when I crossed the finish line at the Rev3 Cedar Point 70.3 distance triathlon. It was amazing.
What do you do to motivate yourself when you just don’t want to work out?
I don’t ever not want to work out. I know that every day I am stronger and more determined than I was yesterday.
What advice would you give someone who wants to start working out?
Just put one foot in front of the other. I couldn’t run when I started this journey. I ran for 30 seconds on a
four-speed treadmill. I would hop off for 30 seconds, then hop back on. Then it was 45/30, 45/15, then a minute on, 30 seconds off. Just kept building till I got to my first 5K!
What is a little-known fitness fact about you?
I love to cheer people on in supporting and achieving their fitness goals. One of my life-changing moments was spending the day in Louisville watching Ironman. It was amazing, and I will never miss another one, even if I know of no one competing.
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