I’m Heather, a 30-something athlete and coach who loves to eat her veggies! I live outside of Denver, Colorado with my husband (Kirk) and two big dogs (Abbott & Zurie). During the day, I’m a Digital Strategy Director at a medical device company. At night, I’m a wife, chef, coach, writer, and athlete!
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I love good food – and most of it is plant-based.
What does that mean? My diet has evolved over the past few years, but my goal has always been to eat and promote a diet that focuses on veggies and responsibly-raised foods. Most of my meals are plant-based, but otherwise pescatarian. I rarely eat dairy, as I’m also lactose-intolerant.
After being 100% plant-based for a year, I added fish & seafood to my diet. You can read more about my experience as a plant-strong athlete here and my decision to eat fish & seafood here. I most recently added humanely-raised eggs & limited dairy back to my diet, as well.
No matter how you eat, I think you’ll enjoy the recipe creations I share! I love creating new recipes, experimenting with other people’s recipes, or enjoying a delicious meal out!
Okay…I really just love to eat.
I also host a weekly food challenge called “Meatless Mondays from A-Z”. Everyone is welcome (and encouraged) to join the fun at any time!
Fitness is a big part of my life – it helps give me energy to enjoy daily adventures! What started as a goal to run a 5K in 2002 turned into a love of running and multisport (duathlon & triathlon). So far, I’ve completed 8 marathons, 1 ultra marathon, 1 Ironman, and countless other road and trail races.
In early 2013, I switched my focus to strength training and a new challenge – an NPC Bikini Competition! My goal is to get on stage for the first time in November 2013.
As much as I enjoy challenging myself, I love helping others reach their fitness goals!! In March 2012, Kirk and I launched our online coaching business. Our goal is to offer high-quality coaching at an affordable price, so that everyone has the opportunity to reach their potential! We offer a number of affordable, personalized coaching plans for running, triathlon, and duathlon – from your first 5K to your next ultra endurance event.
You can achieve the impossible, no matter where you start.
Although most of my posts are food or fitness related, sometimes I just share about what’s going on in the rest of my life. I’m happily married to the best guy around – Kirk – and we enjoy traveling as often as possible! He’s also just as crazy about fitness as I am, although he was a competitive swimmer through school and actually enjoys the pool. You can read more about his fitness experience here.
We both graduated from the University of Georgia, so in the Fall you’ll hear us cheering for our Dawgs between the hedges. Then when the mountains have snow, we spend as much time as possible on our snowboards.
At home, our awesome dogs keep us entertained. Abbott is a Black Lab/Husky mix and the “old-man” of the family. Zurie is the “baby”, a Great Pyrenees who just wants you to love on her. Zurie loves getting her photo taken, but Abbott is hard to catch in action. Because they are both camera shy, so you don’t see them around here as much as I would like!
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