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, I’m featuring Laurie. Let’s get to know her a bit shall we?!
I am 38 years old and I live in Illinois. I am the Community and Economic Development Director for a local community. I have been married for 13 years. I have one daughter. She is 11. I am a full time student. I will graduate in August with my Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. I run…a lot. I run at least 5 days a week and average 35-40 miles a week. 90% of my miles begin at 5:30 a.m. I love starting my days running. I am a better mother, wife, employee, boss, and friend because I run.
2. Links to your blog, Twitter and Facebook sites. My blog is http://louloulovestorun.blogspot.com/. My Facebook is www.facebook.com/LaurieJCyr. My twitter is Lcyr
Pre-race ritual(s): I love honey. I eat honey before I run. I start stealing (collecting) honey packets for weeks leading up to the race. If I do not have enough honey. I bring an entire bottle.
Biggest fitness pet peeve: I have two pet peeves. My first pet peeve is negative runners. Running is hard. Constant fear of the event we are training to run. The training was the hard part; the race is the reward. My second pet peeve is selfish or self-absorbed runners. I am willing to help, slow down, and encourage any/every runner.
Fitness goal(s) for 2012:I want to be pain free. I want to enjoy the experience. I race my first marathon in 2011; I did not look around and enjoy the experience. I ran a marathon. I am running two marathons in 2012; I want to experience and enjoy the marathons. My 2012 marathons are in Seattle, WA and St. Charles, IL. I am running with my head-up, looking around.
One fitness discipline I’d love to try would be: Rock climbing
If you’d like to be considered for a feature in this series, please send me an email (fitmomintraininggmailcom).