Plus, she's amazing. Katie ALWAYS has a smile on her face, a hug ready and a way to motivate even the sleepiest of sleepy heads at 0500! I have always believed that a good trainer/teacher doesn't have to scare you to do your workout... the best motivate you to kick your own ass. Katie does all that and still makes you want to smile at yourself in the mirror when you're done!
|Isn't she beautiful!? :) She'll probably kill me for posting this.|
She went off to Florida for graduate school my senior year of college... we haven't seen much of each other since then. She ran the Marine Corps Marathon in '09 when Todd did and we only got to catch up via phone then. We ran into each other, literally, at Charlotte Douglas Airport one early morning when I was flying out for work and she was going back to FL (was the best surprise ever!). We made it to her wedding almost two years ago now and I'm hoping to run with her sometime this year... She's constantly racing. Half marathon here. Marathon there. And every now and then some crazy ultra run of 40+ miles.... or something crazy. (and you guys think I'm CRAZY!?) Odds are, I should be able to meet up and run with her SOMEWHERE in the continental USA.
Anyway - I'm working on a business plan for an idea Todd and I have. One of these days it will come to fruition. Katie, I pray will be a part of this business. She doesn't know a single thing about it yet... but she will. :) One of these days soon. I can't imagine this idea without her. (who knows, it might be my only ploy to get her and her husband back to NC)
Katie posted this article on Facebook this week. Her friend, of whom I don't know personally - but know that I'd love her if I did, Michelle Adams is quoted in the article too. More strong women helping and encouraging others to be stronger!! I love it! So, the real reason for this post: The Sports Nutrition Insider article. (Although, Katie deserves a shout out and some love. If she had a website established for her LLC, I'd happily advertise her services too!)
Enjoy! You can read the whole article here or here. More to come of Katie I'm sure... :-)