So, yesterday I was a bit cray and dressed up as a banana for the Women’s Racing Series – St Petersburg Women’s Half at the Best Damn Race’s Cheer Squad station! What a blast cheering for runners in a race that I just did last year as my first half!
I’ll be running the 10k at the Best Damn Race Safety Harbor next February – check our this awesome race series HERE!
We had a blast cheering on runners at miles 1 and 7.5 – I got hugs from lots of pals and tons of laughs at my expense, which I was TOTALLY okay with! We had shirtless UT swimmer boys and lost our voices – a job well done!
For Motivational Monday, this week’s Featured Sneakers belong to Keyona, a fellow Sweatpink sister who’s a new mom trying to get back into the fitness game! She’s got caviar wishes and race dreams – well not 100% sure if she likes caviar – and is on track to accomplish them like a BOSS!
Doesn’t that sound amazing!
What advice do you have for those starting on a fitness journey: Do you research and take it slow. The pounds aren’t going to come off in a week and you won’t be able to run a half marathon in 2 weeks. Just take your time and you will get there. Also, you need to believe in yourself.
Favorite inspirational fitness personality/trainer: Olivia Ward. She was on Biggest Loser Season 11. I started watching the show during season 11 and she really stuck out to me. She was becoming the person I wanted to be. Soon after her show and seeing her win the title of the Biggest Loser. I decided I wanted to lose weight and get fit. I lost 50 pounds and started running after that. I just had a baby so I’m starting all over again but still look at her for my inspiration!
Workout apparel must have (+brand): I’m not really picky on what brands of workout gear. I wear a ton of Wal-Mart, Target and Old Navy. But the pieces I always have to have are a good head band that stays in place. Like Brady Bands and my shoes are really important to me. I wear Brooks Pure Connect and once I ran my first race in them I was hooked and can’t run without them now!
Let’s give some love to Keyona!
What do you love about spectating and how do you roll when you do it?