Stroller Strides Instructor and Run Club Coach
Hi I'm Becky! I started regularly coming to Stroller Strides classes in December of 2014. I needed to get the boys out of the house more often and needed to do something for myself, because I was just not feeling as energetic as I wanted with two active boys to chase after. I liked it -- and, the boys liked it too, so it stuck! After attending classes at the Mall of America all winter, I decided to take the training class and to become an instructor. I wanted to help moms feel as good as I did after taking care of myself with exercise!
I added running into my life in 2015 after always saying that I only run when being chased. Well, after a few 5Ks, I set a goal to run a half marathon for my 40th birthday. I completed that in February and am registered to do another in November! I recently added Run Club certification to my resume.
I was born and raised in the Twin Cities and can't imagine living anywhere else. Well, sometimes in the really cold stretches of winter, I dream about living somewhere warmer. Thinking about all of the bugs that they have in those tropical climates snaps me back to reality!
I work part time at a local publishing company and love that I can still get out of the house, but do get days with my boys. I have been happily married to Justin since 2005 and we love to travel. We were able to travel to a few dream destinations before having Everett in 2012 and Orin in 2013. Luckily, the boys also have our travel bug and I see some great adventures in our future! We are big Twins fans and have a season ticket package -- and love baseball in general. If the weather is warm, we are in the backyard hitting balls. Maybe some day in the future, you will see one of my boys out on the field playing for their favorite team and you can say "I remember that kid from Stroller Strides!" ;)