Head Coach - Yellow Group (9-10 pace) - Full Marathon
Hi and welcome to Woodlands Fit. This is my sixth year to be involved in Woodlands Fit. This is my 3rd year as the Yellow Group head coach. I started running sort of late in my life when I got tired of being a couch potato. Initially I was going to just run for exercise then a good friend suggested we run a 5K race together. To say I got hooked on the competitive aspect of that event would be an understatement. I then decided my goal was to work my way towards running ONE full marathon.
To prepare for the marathon I increased the distances of my events and ran several half marathons prior to attempting my first marathon. Well needless to say if finishing a 5K got me pumped up, finishing a marathon was spectacular. It truly does let you know what your body and mind are capable of if you want to put in the work. So after finishing my first marathon, I actually took 3 days to find my next marathon to register for. (So much for the one and done initial thought).
I have now completed 20 full marathons and one 50-mile Ultra Marathon. Although I still do them for the competitiveness of the event, I enjoy them more now to spend time with people who most likely have taken a very similar path as me to make it to the starting line. It is truly amazing to see how many instant friends you make over a 26.2 mile course. Woodlands Fit is likewise where these friendships begin, and I look forward to doing anything I can to help you all achieve your goal and that awesome feeling you get when you cross the finish line whether it is your first or your 50th marathon.