|My daughters and I running Beach to Bay 2013|
That’s where I met my husband, Hank. We met in High School and have been together ever since. We have 3 wonderful children- Haley (16), Allison (13), and Nicholas (10).
My husband was in the US Navy and we spent 5 years in North Carolina where I worked as a doula for Navy and Marine Wives. I have always been into health and fitness but back then it was more about the health of mommies and their babies, and not so much about fitness.
After Hank got out of the military we moved back to north Houston. In 2006 my grandmother came to live with us. She had spent the last year in a nursing home because she had Alzheimer’s and was bed ridden. We decided we would bring her home to live with us until she passed away, which at the time the doctors said would be less than a year. Well she lived for another 5 years. It was a very rough but fulfilling 5 years. She really got me going on the health and fitness journey. I wanted to help her, I wanted to cure her, and I wanted her BETTER!!!!!! We did a lot of growing and learning over those 5 years. I also took up running during that time. I was caring for my grandmother, raising 3 children and trying to help my husband who was suffering from extreme PTSD. Running became my “me” time, my passion, my life.
Me and 2 running girlfriends from
Texas running Ragnar in Pa. (200 mile relay)
Me finishing the Chevron Houston
Marathon this past January 2013
Today my family and I are staying at the Bay View RV Resort full time to help run the park and oversee activities. I teach water aerobics, fit club, boot camps and plan weekend activities. The owner and I are working to make Bay View more of a fitness inspired eco-friendly camping resort. We will also be adding a community garden in the next couple of weeks. This is a great place to be right now! But, we are a traveling family so not sure how long we will remain here but we will try to inspire while we are here.