Living Fit [Columbus] run club member highlight
Lan began running with us a few months ago and has quickly become a very active Living Fit member. She regularly attends group runs, gives us post-run stretching ideas, hashtags up a storm on our Instagram #livingfitcolumbus, and is going to be a guest blogger in the VERY near future (hint, check in soon!) Lan is currently training for the Columbus Marathon and when not running, can be found on her yoga mat all over Columbus. We caught up with her to gain some insight on her FIT philosophies…
Favorite way(s) to sweat: Running and hot yoga. When I’m not training, I try to keep a 50/50 balance. When I am marathon training, I go by the book – right now it’s Runner’s World. I’d also like to try other training plans, like Hal Higdon and Jeff Galloway. Free weight lifting has been a work in progress.
Fuel: Smoothies of all sorts with added soy/plant based protein powder. Fast & easy! For weeks of longer runs (i.e 12mi or more), I like lasagna, veggie burgers and fresh vegetables as healthy snacks. I keep busy during the week, so making big dishes that last for a few days have been great.
Favorite FIT places around Columbus:
- Running – Dublin Trail and Olentangy Trail.
- Lots of yoga studios ~ thanks to yoga, this year’s marathon training has been injury free!
Go-to healthy meal or snack: Lately, it has been eggs of all kinds ~ poached, scrambled, hard boiled. And quinoa recipes from Pinterest.
Cheat meals? I have a big weakness for desserts of all kinds, especially Whole Food’s selections. If you want a slice of cake, have a slice of cake. Enjoy it thoroughly. Life’s too short for no cake!
Race distance: The marathon
Workout music of choice: Anything that pumps me up! Pop, hiphop… warmup has to be “Eye of the Tiger,” usually before a long run.
Workout gear of choice: Although I wear and love lots of brands, lululemon is my all time favorite! Their yoga and run gear have lasted longer than anything else I own and I like their ‘no stink’ silverescent line [We all love lulu! Check out why HERE!]
Words of wisdom: “Something powerful happens when you mix passion and commitment. The fear disappears. Keep an open heart and mind because you will never know until you try.”
FIT goals: Would like to pursue my certified Level 1 yoga teacher training in 2015!
Thanks Lan! Stay tuned for her guest blog post, coming soon!
Check out some of our previous interviews on our FIT-spotlight page. Make it a great week!