What is your purpose/reason for working out?
There is a quote by Joan Welsh I am reminded of here, “A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time–pills or stairs.” I would rather be in the latter category. Work and life can take a major toll on our physical and mental well-being. I find that maintaining a regime of fitness with a specific focus on distance running, provides stress relief, mental toughness and clarity.
What made you choose TS?
I chose TS because of the people! Not just the staff but all the people you meet there. I have not only grown in health and fitness through TS, but have also made many new friendships. There is a special bond of fraternity that comes from running 20 miles together in the blazing hot sun or the pouring rain. When I first joined I thought I was only going to be training for the KDF Mini. I never would have imagined I could or would ever run a marathon. It honestly seemed unattainable. Training Studio gave me the tools and confidence to get across the finish line over and over again!
What services do you utilize at TS?
What milestones, accomplishments or goals have you achieved since joining TS?
5 Marathons in 5 states and a whole bunch of half-marathons with many PRs along the way!
What do you like most about TS?
I love the camaraderie and the accountability that it creates. It is a lot easier to get up and run 15 miles in the rain when you know your buddies are going to be there slugging it out with you. I really appreciate the preparation and attention to detail that goes into making the group a success.s
How long have you been a member of TS?
What motivates you to continue working out?
I want to ensure I maintain a healthy lifestyle and keep surrounding myself with a community of people who feel likewise. I know that if I let it slip and let go of these good habits, they can be hard to get back. Further, I know that how I do on race day begins long before I cross the start line. A successful race finish starts on those cold Saturday mornings and those sweltering weeknight runs.