I am The Hungry Athlete. Yoga Teacher. Foodie. Triathlete. Step-mom. “Betty.” Astronomer Wanna-Be. Always hungry.
I am the everyday athlete and foodie. Thanks to the encouragement of my father who taught me how to play tennis and save room for dessert, I dabbled in a variety of sports and experimented in the kitchen all my life. In my 20’s I started a collection of golf clubs and cookbooks. In my 30’s I navigated down the slopes on a snowboard and through the kitchen with recipes from Julia Child, James Beard, Irma Rombauer and my favorite chef, my mother. In my 40’s I toed the line in the world of endurance sports and in a college classroom for a series of nutrition courses.
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 penchant for 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 have training 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.
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 primarily on healthy whole foods, some attention to fueling the athlete and a small allowance for being indulgent.
The journey continues …