The Quick Bio
Hi, I'm Kourtney. I like to be active but it can be a challenge because I'm busy with our energetic three year old and with our second daughter, who joined our family at the end of July. I'm out to have fun, try new things, and keep setting a positive example for my daughters and people around me. Sure, everyone is busy, but you just have to schedule yourself healthy.
Great Things I've Done:
A Half-Marathon in 1:51:40
5km in 23:20
A Warrior Dash - Haven't done one? You should.
When I'm not running you can find me hiking, or riding my bike, doing yoga or attempting some crazy move on the TRX. And if there's snow on the ground you can bet I'm itching to get out on my snowshoes.
How I got running in the first place & why I keep going
Growing up I was into soccer playing at a fairly competitive level. I often ran to help keep fit and I was the girl who loved the 12 minute run and fitness testing in high school. I went to the local gym a bit with a girl friend and participated in the Tae-Bo craze. When I went away to university I didn't have a team to play on so I ran and walked with a few my dorm mates. I also hit the gym but chose to hide and do weights in the hallway unsure of what I was really doing and too scared to be near the hotties. Returning back to my home town I once again found myself playing soccer but also at college with a swanky new gym. I knew it could be a great place to meet a hottie and being a bit more confident I became a gym junkie with a pretty regular routine. Blah blah you say. So then I started working at a women's specific clothing store and then my mom hijacked me and suggested I apply to manage a very popular running store geared towards beginners which I now refer to as the evil empire. Biases aside I got the job and actually had to start running. Well not really. Being injured I coached a walking group first (90lb dog slams into right knee causing fascia tearing and giant hematoma, reduce strenuous activities: 18months.) With my knee finally on the mend I coached a 5km clinic and was officially hooked on running.