I started running in 2000 after my husband (Coach Eddy) came home one day and said, Hey lets train to run a marathon together! My first response was, How long is a marathon? When he told me 26.2 miles I thought he was nuts! He was the runner not me! But we trained with a marathon training group just like this one and 5 months later crossed the finish line together at the Walt Disney World marathon. I will never forget that feeling of finishing my first marathon. Since then I have run over a dozen marathons, 4 half marathons, 2 triathlon’s and way too many 5Ks/10Ks to count. I started Miami FIT because after years of training by myself for various marathons I realized I missed running with a group of people and the Miami Lakes area did not have an organized running/walking group. Plus I enjoy helping new runners and walkers reach their goals of completing their first marathon or half marathon.
I trained for my first marathon in 2000 after I received a brochure in the mail about the Walt Disney World Marathon. Before that I had run some 5Ks and 10ks but never ran anything longer than that. I convinced my wife to train with me and 5 months later we crossed the finish line in the parking lot of Epcot ready to train for another one! I have been running ever since but nowadays I prefer the half marathon distance. I look forward to sharing my running experiences with my half marathon group at Miami FIT!
I got into training for 1/2 marathon walks just to get and stay healthy. I lost 40 pounds and kept them off by walking at least 25 miles a week. I have walked 16 races since 2006. My most favorite races are the ING and A1A. I enjoy Miami fit because they provide guidance without being too intrusive.