Why I Want a Running Coach

Monday, February 2, 2015

Last month I launched an e-course on time management. I launched this e-course because people constantly ask me how I manage to do all the things that I do. And people ask me because I do A LOT of stuff.

Last year I decided that I really wanted to get serious about building a business and so I started working with a business coach. And I chose this coach because she makes $10,000 a month when business is slow!

My point is if you want to do something you could struggle and strain and try to figure things out on your own or you could find someone who does what you want to do and does it well and ask that person for help.

This year I want to walk/run 1200 miles and next year I want to run a full marathon. I could struggle and strain and do this on my own and end up injured or I could ask for help.

Meet Coach Ann.

Ann works with Resolute Running fitness center in Birmingham and she is my new running coach.

Coach Ann and I met for the first time last week just to chat about my running goals. I was nervous but her bright eyes and big smile eased my fears. Sort of.

Already I can tell that Coach Ann is very nice, very understanding and a great listener. But she's also a freak of nature.

She can finish a full marathon in the time it takes me to finish a half-marathon. She ran the Hot Chocolate 15K in Atlanta last weekend despite the fact that she got sick just before the race. She actually threw up during the race! After throwing up she not only kept running, but she finished 3rd! Oh, and the year she qualified for the Boston Marathon she was four months pregnant.

Go on and let all that sink in for a moment.

Today I'm meeting with Ann for our first workout session. We'll be working on core strength. This means on tomorrow laughing and perhaps even breathing will hurt. But that's the good hurt, right?!

What are your fitness plans for the week? 


  1. I'm so excited for you, Javacia!!! I heard that Coach Ann is one of the best. I can't wait to hear all about your training and journey. All the best to you!

    1. Thanks so much, Artney! And let's set a time to chat. I still want to interview you about your marathon experience!