Motivational Tuesday: Featured Sneakers #11

Happy Motivational Monday … I mean Tuesday … holy cannolis time flies by, but going out of order is allowed every once in a while right?

My birthday was great, thanks for all of the love yesterday! The day started out with a [very slow starting] recovery run – 2 easy granny miles – while hubs made surprise cupcakes for me! The cupcakes I left on the plan last week? He attempted to bake for the first time and make me White Chocolate cupcakes like the ones I got from Crumbs…swoon! And after slowly rogging and then running I felt like I’d worked out the lactic acid build up from Sunday. I’m in way better shape than I was after my first half.

Reason #47 why I run


I’ll have a post for you about the day tomorrow with deets on our trip to the ICE! Exhibit on Orlando!


This week’s Featured Sneakers belong to my pal Courtney who is also Pretty Muddy sister of mine! She’s been working with those of us who are bloggers who ran the mud race – we also visit each others’ blogs for support now! She’s a mom who makes no excuses to work on being healthy and fit so that she can set an example for her beautiful little girl!


Name: Courtney Norman



What is your favorite way to workout/exercise: Crossfit. I’m kinda addicted.

What is your #1 cheat food: Frozen Yogurt… with Sprinkles.

What advise do you have for those starting on a fitness journey: Celebrate EVERY victory. The journey can seem so long and daunting, so celebrating a pound lost, or a 5lb PR on lifting, or a 30 second PR on a race… those things make it seem much more rewarding!


Dream destination race/location: Anything RunDisney. another obsession of mine.

Favorite inspirational fitness personality/trainer: Oh, this is a hard one. I’m gonna have to say Rich Froning. He is the winner of the 2011 AND 2012 CrossFit games. Don’t know him- Google him, right now. Then come back and thank me.


Workout apparel must have (+brand): I love my Reebok CrossFit Nano sneakers. I’m also obsessed with my Marika Fitness capris – they have ruffles.

Motivational motto/quote: You want me to do something… tell me I can’t do it. -Maya Angelou

Twitter: @courtnorm



Do you have any questions for Courtney or myself?

Did you lick the screen seeing that cupcake? 😉

Have you entered this GIVEAWAY yet that ends 12/13?




HI! I'M KAT - I am a pug-mom, wife, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, & Fitness Coach focusing on living the fit life while tackling work, coaching others - doing it all! My blog is to hold me accountable for all the goals I plan on accomplishing and also a way for me to try to inspire others through my own experiences - if I can do it ANYONE can! Fitness is a huge part of my life as well as travel and seeing all that life has to be lived! PAY IT FORWARD!

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    December 11, 2012, 12:58 pm

    Cupcakes! A woman after my own heart. 🙂
    Happy belated birthday Kat!

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      December 11, 2012, 1:07 pm

      Thanks Margarita! Yes! I’m obsessed but have to watch it or that’s all Ill eat! 😉

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    December 11, 2012, 1:05 pm

    Those cupcakes do look great! And I keep trying to get my running and workout groove back too. I keep getting sick these past FIVE WEEKS! AUGH!

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      December 11, 2012, 1:09 pm

      Cold and flu season are hard to work through! Feel better!

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    December 11, 2012, 1:26 pm

    Great feature! I love following courtneys story!! I am so glad u had a nice bday! I love u!

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    December 11, 2012, 1:32 pm

    Aww.. such a sweet hubby!!

    And go Courtney! She rocks!! 🙂

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      December 11, 2012, 3:33 pm

      He did good…I’m not a huge birthday person in regards to gifts and spending…it’s the little things!

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    December 11, 2012, 2:21 pm

    Cupcakes! I wanted to lick the screen, does that count?

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    December 11, 2012, 2:43 pm

    You go Courtney!

    So sweet of Gary to make those for you. Awwwww!

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    December 11, 2012, 3:02 pm

    Nom, nom, nom–cupcakes! 🙂

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    December 11, 2012, 4:09 pm

    Thanks for sharing my story!! You’re my favorite! PS- please mail me a cupcake. or your husband, to make me cupcakes

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      December 11, 2012, 5:34 pm

      Of course! We have SO many cupcakes in the house, please take them! I have to run a gagillion miles now!

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    December 11, 2012, 5:19 pm

    You’re doing great so far!!! So happy for you 🙂

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    December 11, 2012, 9:56 pm

    Awesome! Keep it up!

    p.s. Happy Belated Birthday!!! 🙂

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    December 11, 2012, 10:09 pm

    Very sweet husband to bake cupcakes. Courtney is on an amazing journey and you of course are a great supportive friend. Enjoy the rest of your week….my birthday is also in December! 🙂

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      December 11, 2012, 11:08 pm

      Yes he was! No more cupcake for me! Happy early birthday!

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    December 12, 2012, 1:23 am

    So glad you had a great birthday!!! What a sweet hubby you have! And Courtney….WOW girl you look amazing!!!

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      December 12, 2012, 2:08 am

      He sure is, if only they were healthy! 😉

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    December 12, 2012, 2:18 am

    Your hubby rocks! That cupcake looks amazing!

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    December 12, 2012, 5:23 am

    Whoa – these progress pics are so inspiring! Congrats to Courtney!

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    December 12, 2012, 3:58 pm

    I love Courtney! She is so strong inside and out and super sweet 😉

    G is definitely earning his keeps – not that he has a choice though!

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