Living Fit [Columbus] run crew member highlight – Deedra Nicolet
Deedra was with us when we started our original running group, ‘Hilliard Grand Run Club’ in the summer of 2012. A sprinter at heart, she has grown fond of distance running over the past few years. She usually saves her kick for the end of the run and is known to push us to finish strong. “D” is also a cyclist lover and races for the Pelatonia each year.
As a side note, I [Teresa] am so thankful for Deedra’s dedication to running! She kept our group going during my maternity leave, kept me motivated post-partum and even talks us into cold winter runs – must be her Wisconsin frozen-tundra roots! She also just convinced me to be a pacer for the first time ever… and helped us finish right on track!
Ten FIT facts about Deedra
Favorite way to sweat: Running. Although distance running is slowly growing on her, shorter distances are her preference. A former sprinter, she typically ran the 100 and 200 m dash.
Fuel/Diet: She does not get too caught up in dieting, counting calories, etc. Everything in moderation.
Favorite FIT places around Columbus:
- Dublin Rd trail, where our Living Fit group runs
- Hilliard’s Rail to Trail path
- RPAC on campus, as she works at the OSU Medical Center
Go-to healthy meal or snack: Fruit, mostly berries
Cheat meals? Chocolate [loves milk] and pizza!
Race distance: 5K
Workout music of choice: ipod goes on shuffle, usually country with a sprinkle of 80s rock
Workout gear of choice: Underarmor pants, Nike sports tanks & tops
- Mile Goals: 12+ miles/week
- Mat Goals: 120 minutes/week
One more question (I think this now makes 11). Since we often end our runs at Winans coffee shop, what’s your go-to order? Hot chocolate!
Check out some of our previous interviews on our FIT-spotlight page.