Let me just start with saying how grateful I am for you being here and willing to listen to my story and trust me in this journey.
I am sure you are wondering what the heck is a Life Coach for runners. Don't worry, I'll explain :) but to get there let me tell you a bit about myself.
First I am a runner. I have completed 3 full marathons and countless halfs, 10Ks, and 5Ks plus everything in between. I have been running since my High School days and honestly love it. But it wasn't always that way.
Not long after my first full marathon, I started seeing subtle shifts in my attitude toward running and my relationship with food. I had something similar happen years beforehand but there was a very direct cause so this was different.
I found myself running in order to eat
I found myself cutting calories and running more to lose weight
I found myself needing to run more because I didn't want to gain weight
It was a subtle transition but it became the only way I could hold on to my life.
So I stopped running for a while and this crazy thing happened, I gained a bunch of weight but I found something deeper.
I realized that I was running to deal with all the stress of life. I was frustrated with my corporate job, I was unhappy with where my relationship was at, I was scared I wouldn't have all the things that I thought I needed in order to be happy.
For almost a year, I ran next to nothing. I maybe did a 5k Turkey Trot or Sunday short run but they were few and far between. In place of that I dove into a 10 month crazy intensive coaching program and learned to heal my relationship with food and running. I leaned into my own power and learned that all of the things I was struggling with were deeper than surface level.
Now I am here helping others learn to deal with that same fear and fall back in love with running again.
As a coach, I help runners stop obsessing about food and move through the deeper issues. I want to partner with you to help you heal and find happiness. This journey is tough enough on our own, so I am here to walk side by side with you and let you know you aren't in this alone.
If you can relate, you are in the right place.