Motivational Monday: Featured Sneakers #15

It was Christmas in January! Since finding out I made the Brooks I.D. Team this year, I was super excited to represent a brand that I truly love! Add on the fact that they’re outfitting me and you have one happy Kat!


My Brooks haul (via Instagram)


I did a two-a-day yesterday just to try on the fabulous gear!

Brooks Glycerin shorts, Pure Cadence 2 shoes, & a NightLife Mesh hat – reviews coming soon!



This week’s Featured Sneakers belong to Phaedra a.k.a. Red Running Shoe! She’s been a Twitter bud of mine and a participant in our lovely photo challenges! Btw, it’s almost time for the January photo reveal for our #goalgetter2013 challenggggggeeee!!




Name: Phaedra Kennedy



Curl sisters!


What is your favorite way to workout/exercise: Running (especially speed work), strength training, swimming (excellent recovery workout) and busting a move on the dancefloor. I also enjoy cycling but given that it’s the middle of winter in Canada, I am relegated to riding on the trainer in my basement, which isn’t so much fun.

What is your #1 cheat food: It’s a tie between ice cream and wine.


What advise do you have for those starting on a fitness journey: Consistency is key! If you miss a workout or fall off the healthy eating wagon, it’s not the end of the world. Just make sure you get back on that wagon as soon as possible.

Dream destination race/location:The Marathon Du Medoc in France. Wine at almost every aid station and you run it in costume. SIGN. ME. UP.

Favorite inspirational fitness personality/trainer: Sister Madonna Buder – The “Iron Nun”. Seriously, you need to google her.

Workout apparel must have (+brand): Zoot. It’s mainly geared to triathletes but their running stuff is really nice too.

Motivational motto/quote: Pain is temporary, quitting lasts forever – I like Bob’s version of this better, ha ha.

Twitter: @redrunningshoe



Have any questions for Curly P or myself?

I need more features, so if you are interested please email your responses to these questions to:


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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    January 21, 2013, 12:48 pm

    Of course I had to Google Sister Madonna Buder…she is awesome. Your featured sneaker posts are fun…keep them coming!

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      January 21, 2013, 2:00 pm

      She is a total inspiration. I can only hope that I’m still able to swim bike and run at her age!

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      January 21, 2013, 3:28 pm

      Thanks ladies!

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    January 21, 2013, 1:29 pm

    Great to meet ya 🙂 I’d love to go to France!

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    January 21, 2013, 1:51 pm

    all that brooks gear…. *drool*

    I too am dreaming of running a race in France. I want my first marathon to be the Paris marathon. You tour the whole city in 26.2 miles, can you imagine???

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    January 21, 2013, 1:54 pm

    Phaedra is awesome. And speedy to boot 🙂

    Love the Brooks swag! Cant’ wait for #goalgetter2013 reveal!

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    January 21, 2013, 1:59 pm

    Wheeee! Thanks Kat! 😀 Love all that Brooks gear, you are one lucky lady!! 😀 Bring on the goal getter 2013 reveal! Can’t wait to see it! WOOT!

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      January 21, 2013, 3:28 pm

      Yay! Thanks for being my curly feature sister 😉

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    January 21, 2013, 2:01 pm

    There’s nothing better than new running gear! 🙂

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    January 21, 2013, 2:28 pm

    Oooh, I love Brooks. This reminded me that I need to go buy a new pair of Brooks shoes this week… great feature, too!

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    January 21, 2013, 3:04 pm

    Nice Brooks swag! And nice to meet you Phaedra!

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    January 21, 2013, 3:26 pm

    All of your Brooks chatter makes me want to try some of their shoes from the Pure Project. I love my Asics I found, so it’s a scary thought…

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      January 21, 2013, 3:29 pm

      Depends which fit your gait and foot of course but I loveeeeee mine! 😉

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    January 21, 2013, 5:38 pm

    WooHoo congrats on the Brooks gig!

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      January 21, 2013, 10:38 pm

      Thanks Marcia, I love them so much so it’s perfect!

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    January 21, 2013, 8:44 pm

    You got some great gear too! I am so obsessed with my utopia hoodie. I wear it everywhere! I cant wait to see what other new products Brooks comes out with this year. I heard a rumor that compression products are coming…that would be AWESOME!

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      January 21, 2013, 10:39 pm

      I sure did! I love that hoodie, so cute, but wonder if I’d ever get to wear it 😉 I can’t wait until we get to test a ton of new stuff they told me about at the expo!!

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    January 21, 2013, 9:05 pm

    I love your Brooks goodies! I cant wait for my next pair of running shoes!

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      January 21, 2013, 10:40 pm

      Thanks Erin, they’re the best! IMO 😉

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    January 22, 2013, 12:25 am

    Wow, love your Brooks goodie bag!! You are a lucky girl!!

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    January 22, 2013, 1:36 am

    Your Brooks deal is sweet, but I am a Mizuno addict myself.
    I love Phaedra she is sweet, supportive, fun , and FAST!

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    January 22, 2013, 6:03 pm

    What’s her favorite hair product? I’m a curly girl too!

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      January 23, 2013, 3:38 pm

      Hey Betty
      I use a couple of different products in my hair: Mixed chicks leave in conditioner and Kinky Curly styling gel. That seems to help keep my locks in check, haha.

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    January 23, 2013, 12:33 am

    I looooooooove the ever-speedy Phaedra!! Great guest post, Kat. And yes, I’m totally jealous about your Brooks swag. HOLLA!!!

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