Continuing with our column, “That Girl”, we are celebrating the accomplishments of real women who make health and fitness a priority because we know that true athletes come in all shapes, sizes, ages and athletic abilities from around the world. So this week we’re celebrating Rebecca Adams, a runner, triathlete and investment bank manager who says sports have helped her learn all about patience and being positive–and oatmeal helps to keep her strong!
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Fitness/health accomplishment you are most proud of:
Qualifying for the Boston Marathon 2012
What inspires you to get fit every day?
The motivation of making a goal and training for it. The fun involved in the training process, relationships built with training partners and discovering new limits every time I train.
What do you do when you don’t feel like working out?
Read a book, go for a relaxing walk, cook
Favorite energizing meal:
Oatmeal with whatever fixings I have on hand–frozen fruit, banana, cinnamon, stevia, nuts, nut butter, ricotta cheese etc! Basically a hot bowl of sweet, juicy or creamy oats.
What’s your favorite way to chill post-workout?
If it’s directly post-workout, I sit in the sun with a home made recovery smoothie.
Later in the day, on the couch with a movie, I drink Natural Calm, a magnesium drink to relax sore muscles.
What is your top kick-ass workout?
Interval bike workout on the Computrainer (indoor bike trainer), it’s a kick ass workout!
Where is your favorite/most unique place you’ve ever exercised?
I’d say its right here in my back yard, the San Gabriel Mountains. It’s got everything from trail running and miles and miles of mountain roads to ride my bike up, with breathtaking views from the top and great weather most of the year.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned through sports?
Patience, with myself. Sometimes training or a workout does not go as planned, so what, try again. I just remember why I am doing the sport, because I enjoy it, it keeps me active and I make a lot of friends doing it, so what does it matter if I had a bad run today, there’s always tomorrow.
Calling all female athletes (that means you!): Do you surf, dance, ski, swim, climb mountains, mountain bike, compete in races or stay fit with any other sport? We want to inspire other women with your story. Send an email to Briana@Blisstree.com with the subject “That Girl”.
Photo: Rebecca Adams