Running Diva Mom
WE ALL HAVE A STORY - HERE'S MINE
I wasn't always in love with running. I get it. In fact, I actually despised running, especially in high school when I had to run that dreaded mile. You with me? The furthest thing from my mind then would have been choosing to run and being blessed with starting Running Diva Mom as a business and women's running coach, allowing me to connect with and train close to 1000 women, who have all run alongside me. But here I am, almost 20 years after those dreaded days of running with resentment - now running each mile with passion and purpose.
Running Diva Mom started as a little blog. But my words and my story soon turned into a local movement - that got other women moving forward. I was going through a divorce and needed to find a side hustle to make ends meet. I was applying to local retail stores. But between the hours, minimal pay, and the thought of having to work weekends and not being with my kids scared me. I was looking (hoping) to find something that had flexibility with my new parental schedule and the ability to make ends meet on my own. As I was unpacking the boxes in my new apartment, I was connected with my local parks and recreation department. They were looking for someone to lead and coach their new couch to 5k program (a program for new runners) and I just happened to be available - eager and available as a new women's running coach. They say that everything happens for a reason. You could say that was the case for me, for sure.
From those first couch to 5k programs ... to now offering women's running coach virtual coaching, private running sessions, having my own running studio in Sun Prairie, organizing half & full marathon group training, to now being a Road Runner's Club of America Certified Running Coach and ACE Certified Personal Trainer, you could say that my personal development and passion have come full circle. I wouldn't have imagined this had you told me I'd be here offering all of these wonderful programs for women.
For me personally, Running Diva Mom has made me better at so many things that I never quite expected. It has made me a stronger and smarter runner, for starters. I am also a better wife, friend, and mom to my three children. My new found passion and leadership skills have provided me with the opportunity to help other women achieve their running and fitness goals. How awesome is that?!
So if you are ready to lace up your running shoes and join me on your next long distance adventure, are signing up for your first 5k, or are just looking to be the best version of you for your family, contact me - I'd love to help you move forward and find yourself - through running and fitness.
My Running Accomplishment's
& Personal Records
I have completed dozens of 5Ks, more than 60 Half Marathons & 16 Full Marathons
My PR's (Click on the race name for a full race recap)
3 mile - 22:32 - treadmill, 1/16/2020
5K Race- 24:10 - Ugly Sweater 5K, 11/23/2013
10K - 52:03 - Shamrock Shuffle, 3/13/2011
10 mile - 1:25:31 - Black Earth 10 Mile Run, 4/3/2010
Half Marathon - 1:50:12 - Parkinson's Half Marathon, 4/6/2019
Marathon - 3:51:09 - Mesa-PHX Marathon, 2/9/2019
Running Diva Mom is a women's running coach in Sun Prairie, WI. I offer several different running programs as well as being an ACE Certified Personal Trainer. I have run dozens of full and half marathons and have coached close to 1000 women doing their first 5k, 10k, half and full marathon events.