Welcome to another week of Fast Five Fit Fridays on Fit Mom! In it, you’ll be introduced to some awesome Health and Fitness bloggers in the community and find out a few little tidbits about what makes them unique, what they like (or don’t like) about the fitness world and a few little quirks that set them apart from everyone else!
This week’s featured blogger is Stormy! Stormy is a real food blogger, cooking instructor, and culinary tour guide who has a thing for spices and colorful vegetables. She specializes in whole-food cooking that is naturally gluten and dairy-free and is inspired by global flavors and local ingredients. Using her experience in public health, nonprofit work, and business start-up, she also consults with nonprofit and food-centered organizations that want to make an impact, while also finding creative ways to sustain their missions financially. Stormy spends her days blogging at Maoomba.com, working with clients, cooking, and exploring ethnic and farmer’s markets…and, of course, getting fit. Stormy was never good at team sports and discovered a love of weight training in high school and of running several years later. She loves road and trail running, CrossFit workouts, and being in the outdoors.
Favorite workout music/song: I love fast-paced Latin music; sometimes, I find myself doing a little dance step or two – think forward mambo steps
to keep me going when I’m tired. This is also my fitness quirk! I get some odd looks, but, hey, I’m having fun!
Fitness goal(s) for 2012: Run faster and run easier up hills. I’d love to break my lowest time.
Biggest fitness brag to date: Running the Wahsatch Steeplechase, a trail run that climbs 4,500 vertical feet in the first 7.5 miles! I was so excited to finish, and in less time than I expected to.
Biggest surprise about living a healthy lifestyle: The way it makes every other aspect of my life feel great and boosts my creativity (my best thoughts occur when I run) – it’s my meditation time, so to speak.
Fitness Inspiration/motivation: My mom is 64 years old. She started running in her 40s and has completed more marathons than most people and continues to run in halfs. She is my greatest inspiration.
If you’d like to be considered for a feature in this series, please send me an email (fitmomintraininggmailcom).