Strong Momma Kim

img_5415First name: Kim
Age: 41
Children: Kaitlynne (12) Ali (9)
Your Preferred Form of Exercise: I can’t choose! I love to run. It’s my passion. But I also love cycling, Bootcamp, and indoor cycle.
Health and Fitness Accomplishment you are Proud of since becoming a mom or when you were a mom-to-be: I ran my first marathon at 31 and discovered a secret inner-athlete. 2013 was a banner year. I was at the 2013 Boston Marathon, and after the trauma of that experience, I was more determined than ever to live my life to its fullest. That year I placed overall in all the next 7 marathons I ran. I ran a PR at St. George running 2:51. Two weeks later I ran the SoJo Marathon in 2:56, setting the course PR for the female division that stands to this day. I’m also proud of being published in Runner’s World magazine twice.
Advice for other moms or moms-to-be: Make exercise about you and how you feel. It’s so hard to stop the comparison game, but once you do, there’s so much freedom and growth. Your best self will emerge when you take care of yourself first. Exercise is not a punishment, it’s a privilege. How blessed are we to have bodies that are strong enough to do what we do! I truly believe when we feel good, we look good, not the other way around. Find joy in the work and the work becomes a joy.

You can continue to follow Kim at the links below!

Instagram: @kiminthegym1
Website: www.kiminthegym.com