I am The Hungry Athlete. Yoga Teacher. Multi-sport athlete. Hungry for all things wellness.
I am the everyday athlete in search of tasty nourishing meals. “Save room for dessert”, was occasionally encouraged by my dad, who also encouraged a variety of sports when I was growing up. I’ve grown up into a hoarder of cook books and sports equipment. I’m not exaggerating. And then I entered the world of endurance sports.
One marathon led to a century ride. A century ride led to “I should really learn how to swim properly.” One hundred forty point six miles of swimming, biking and running later, I became a full Ironman triathlon finisher. I have been a proud member of an all-female triathlon team representing Betty Designs. I have served on the Board of Directors for the Silicon Valley Triathlon Club where I planned training retreats and created menus, feeding over 100 athletes.
My indulgence in repetitive motion sports, however, came with a price. After sustaining a string of overuse injuries, I delved deeper into my yoga practice. The awareness of my breath and mental focus transcended off the yoga mat and onto the roads and trails. I became aware that running and biking served as a form of moving meditation.
Whether you’re an ardent athlete or new student, I invite you to make yoga a part of your balanced training regiment and/or healthy lifestyle. I am RYT200 certified through the Joy of Yoga School with Jennifer Prugh and am currently enrolled in the 500 hour program. I am trained in yoga for children, am a step-mom to four children, have a B.S. in accounting and draw upon nearly 20 years of corporate experience in the combined areas of professional services and human resources. These experiences help me to connect with a broad audience, from children and parents, to professionals. My corporate clients includes an international law firm, a bio-tech and large high-tech company.
In addition, I have completed several nutrition courses at Stanford University, including a course on nutrition for endurance athletes. I am currently completing Ayurveda training. I offer recipes which are focused on healthy whole foods, with some attention to fueling the athlete and while other recipes offer a small allowance for being indulgent.
The journey continues …