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let’s be friends: Katie

Today’s friend is Katie, who recently completed her first half marathon on October 1!


I am KT80, from TrainingLikeaGirl.  I run slow. Seriously. My distance runs are never any faster than 4.0mph, but I know I will get faster and stronger. In 2008 I married my husband, and last year we moved way from all of our friends and family. We packed up all of our stuff and headed out of New England for the beach life in Florida. We love it! We have 2 dogs, 1 cat and have been fortunate enough to recently buy a house that is just 1 mile from the beach!

I work in the non-profit world, bringing school and community gardens to urban areas. I also teach nutrition education and serve on the steering committee for another community garden. I never imagined that less than one year after getting my Master’s degree I would have my dream job.

In the future, I want to learn to surf (need much, much stronger abs and much, much less fear) and become certified to SCUBA dive. My husband and I still talk about moving to the Carribean where I can teach some type of Marine Environmental Education on the beach and he can build robots and work remotely as a software developer. If we didn’t have our babies (the pups and the kitty) this would be much more likely to happen.

Stop by my blog and tell me a bit about yourself and your fitness goals!

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