Michelle, Kayla and Hope – 3 TOUGHIES!!!

22 Jan

Michelle

Name: Michelle

Location: McMinnville, OR

Sport of Choice: Running

Other Hobbies: Family, Scrapbooking

2012 Race Plans: Disney Tinkerbell Half  Jan  – RnR Portland May  Rest TBD

What make you a Tough Chik: In the last 2 years I have lost over 135 pounds and still going.  Along this journey I found running and it has given me an outlet I  only dreamed about.    There is nothing I feel like I can’t do after a run and that feeling is unmatchable!

Blog URL: www.runnprincessrunn.blogspot.com

Fun Fact: I am the mother of a 17 year old and 2 year old (CRAZY RIGHT?!?)  along with being a Manager for a major Corporation working well over 40 hours a week I make the time for ME.   It’s a  challenge at times but I AM WORTH IT!

Kayla

Name: Kayla

Location: Woodridge, IL

Sport of Choice: Running

Other Hobbies: photography, raising kids

2012 Race Plans: Polar dash 10k, Disney Princess, and Rock n Roll Chicago are the only for sure races.  Still deciding on the others

What make you a Tough Chik: I set big goals for myself and I go after them.  Sometimes these goals scare me and seem crazy, but I always go after them  with everything I have.

Blog URL: http://runningmyanti-drug.blogspot.com

Fun Fact: I ran my first full marathon this year.  I am in pharmacy school, which takes up almost all of my time.  I have 1 & 1/2 years left and then I will graduate with a Doctorate (Pharm D.)

Hope

Hope

Name: Hope

Location: Myrtle Beach, SC

Sport of Choice: Running, but after completing my first Triathlon in Aug 2011, I’ve deemed 2012, my Year of the Triathlon!

2012 Race Plans: 6 Half Marathons, 1 Full, a few Tri’s and a handful of local charity races!

What make you a Tough Chik: Where to start… Joined the Army at 17, raised a child on my own, always up for new things, to include fire, mud and barbed wire! I love running and enjoy swimming…hoping cycling becomes easier in time. I have 2 kids, 15 years apart. I am a computer nerd by trade, but my heart belongs to exercise science! I am a Certified Health Fitness Specialist with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and have been working full time and balancing family with finishing a Bachelors of Exercise & Sport Science – Minor in Health Promotion. Being tough isn’t just physical.

Blog URL: http://TeamEpton.com

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