I like to run. I love running. Ok, I’m a little more than obsessed with running. From the shoes, to the playlists and the gel packets, and the sleepless nights before races, this is my favorite sport. But if you hang around this blog long enough you will notice there is a lot outside of running that makes me, me! Oh and hey, my name is Cori.
2008 was the year I started running or shuffling down the street and back. After six months of these daily loops around the neighborhood, I became ambitious because, let’s face it, running makes you feel invincible! I told my friend Patrick, I was going to RUN A MARATHON! He laughed in my face. Literally. Then bet me $50 I couldn’t. A few weeks later I broke a bone in my foot and with time off I became sane again and decided to try out the half marathon distance first.Seven months later I finished my first half marathon with a debut time of 2:24:14. And even though at mile 8 I wanted to throw my ipod in Lake Michigan and at the finish I didn’t give a shit about my free beer, I knew I’d come back to endure the torture again. I fell completely in love with the challenge. I did end up finishing my first marathon in 2011, and Patrick has since paid me back in beer.
Simple things in life keep me happy. I love coffee more than a lot of things…
I do weird stuff like jump out of planes..
Make faces out of peanut butter & chocolate chips (runner staples!)
For almost a decade, running and fitness have been a positive constant that has helped me over and over again, bringing a ton happiness, endorphins, new friends, travel, and adventure.
I run because I can, because I get to, and because there are many people that cannot run. I run for sanity, to clear my mind and to feel confident that I can accomplish difficult things. I run because it is the single most freeing feeling I can experience on a daily basis.
Now for the serious stuff: I am a Certified Personal Trainer and will be sharing tips and workouts along the way, but for personal safety please discuss any program for training/exercise or nutrition with your doctor. The workouts, training plans and nutrition I discuss might not be right for you and as flattering as it may be if you’re trying some of this stuff out, always be safe and listen to your body’s signals.
Personal Training Certifications: NCSF
Additional training certificates: USA Weightlifting L1 Sports Performance Coach, TRX Suspension Trainer Qualified & TRX RIP Trainer Qualified, Functional Movement Systems Level 1 Certified
If you can handle the above then I hope you enjoy what you’re about to read. You’ll hear a lot about running, lifting, Crossfit, beer, music, and all the fun adventures in between. If at any point I really am offending you or you need to get something off your chest, please feel free to send an email and I’ll do my best to resolve any issue.