Motivational Monday – Featured Sneakers #43 & 1 day as a MARATHONER!

Today marks day 1 of being a MARATHONER!

I am definitely trying to put thoughts, emotions, and everything together to complete my official race recap, but will tell you that yesterday was the toughest thing I’ve ever done. Ever. I’m so proud to be a Marine Corps Marathoner and can’t believe that I finished in a reasonable time! For now, I rest up and put together that recap πŸ˜‰


Post race BON CHON wings! I wish we had these at home!

Until I get that together, I’ll kick off Motivational Monday with this week’s Featured Sneakers! They belong to Margo! I had the pleasure of meeting Margo at Fitbloggin 2013 in Portland as she spoke about working with brands! She’s a city girl & cat lover who dabbles in PR & all things fitness!

Name: Margo Donohue

What is your favorite way to workout/exercise: It has to be cycling for sure. I would rather spend a miserable day on my bike than a perfect day running. I just love the feel of the road.

What is your #1 cheat food: Pizza for sure. I love me a slice of pie on occasion.

What advice do you have for those starting on a fitness journey: The best thing you can do at the start of your journey is try out multiple classes and workouts until you find the activities that click with you. It took me over a year at my gym before I found the workouts that keep me motivated. You will find your passion as long as you keep looking for it!

Dream destination race/location:  I would love to ride my bike across Ireland one day. I even have an Irish passport!

Favorite inspirational fitness personality/trainer:  I follow Jeannete Jenkins on Instagram and she keeps me motivated.

Workout apparel must have (+brand):  I love my Lululemon capris tights and Adidas makes the best sports bra on the market.

Motivational motto/quote β€œEver tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” (Samuel Beckett)

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Any questions for Margo? 
Is it normal to want to eat ALL of the things the day AFTER the marathon versus the day of? πŸ˜‰

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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    October 28, 2013, 12:40 pm

    All I have to say about MARGO is she makes me wanna hop a plane to BROOKLYN.

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    October 28, 2013, 12:40 pm

    so awesome Kat! You seriously ROCK!! Can’t wait to read your recap! : )

    Tell the family we said hello!!

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    October 28, 2013, 12:58 pm

    Woohoo Kat! I am soooooo proud of you!!!!! Hope you’re walking ok today! πŸ˜‰ Can’t wait to read your recap!!! And yes…I’m never that hungry the day of the marathon. But the 2 days after…watch out because I eat everything!!!

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    October 28, 2013, 1:01 pm

    So proud of you!!! Can’t wait to read your recap, too.

    Great guest post from Margo – she’s so awesome.

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    October 28, 2013, 1:03 pm

    So proud of you and happy for you! Yes–eat, eat and eat for the next couple of days. And sleep, sleep, sleep!

    Margo rocks!

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    October 28, 2013, 1:33 pm

    Congrats on a tremendous effort yesterday. You did so well in your first marathon, and now we will enjoy your recap!. Love the inspirational quote from Margo….everyone should read that!

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    October 28, 2013, 1:51 pm

    WooHoo congrats MARATHONER! You rocked it!

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    October 28, 2013, 2:16 pm

    Congrats, Kat! Can’t wait to read that recap. Enjoy the rest and all the good eats – you deserve it!
    Margo – that would be awesome to bike across Ireland!!

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    October 28, 2013, 3:17 pm

    Yay!! You’re a marathoner!
    I’m impressed with Margo too–biking across Ireland sounds like a great adventure!

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    October 28, 2013, 3:27 pm

    Congrats – looking forward to your recap!!!

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    October 28, 2013, 6:28 pm

    Congrats marathoner!! I ate everything yesterday. I was starving!!! Today hasn’t been much better, ha ha. I love Margo’s quote!

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    October 28, 2013, 7:02 pm

    WEEEEEE CONGRATS MARATHONER!! Way to rock it girlie!

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    October 28, 2013, 7:20 pm

    congrats! can’t wait for the recap!! and love Margo’s quote!

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    October 28, 2013, 8:05 pm

    WOOHOOO! Congrats Kat, I’m SO proud of you!! I can’t wait for the recap. And yes, it’s normal to want to eat all the things after a marathon!!! πŸ™‚

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    October 28, 2013, 8:20 pm

    Congrats on your great race! Can’t wait to hear the recap. Enjoy walking up and down stairs for a few days πŸ˜‰

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    October 28, 2013, 10:25 pm

    Great job completing a marathon! Talk about impressive.

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    October 29, 2013, 1:55 am

    Congratulations! You are a MARATHONER. I think you should get a big badge that says “I ran a FREAKIN’ MARATHON” and wear it for at least a month. Can’t wait to read the recap.

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    October 29, 2013, 2:10 am

    LOVE Margo!!! AND… Congrats on doing it – wow!

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    October 29, 2013, 6:23 pm

    Thank you SO much for featuring me on your Blog! And I am very proud of you. First Marathon!

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    October 29, 2013, 8:26 pm

    You were amazing, Kat!!!

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    October 30, 2013, 2:21 am

    Great job Kat from your boy Caribbean Steve

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