Motivational Monday: Featured Sneakers! #10

I find it cruel and unusual punishment to make someone go back to work after 4 days off. Yes, I’m whining…and yes, I’m done now 😉
Despite my Grinch-like morning vibe, I snapped into a more Elf-like vibe and headed to spin class with Pete and Kathy at 5:45 this morning. Yes, 5:45 a.m. Pete is a friend of mine who I met through Ben at his monthly fun 5ks for charity, and know of as a kick-butt cyclist and triathlete. I got to class early at 5:30 to pick out a bike and before I knew it, class was in session! I really enjoyed Pete’s witty humor and choice of 80’s hair band music – seriously, nothing is better than Motley Crue before the sun comes out! The Keiser bikes, new ones I hadn’t tried before, were super smooth and comfortable – a lot could be said about the magnetic resistance and mini-computer that read your resistance and cadence for you. A great way to kick off this week! (along with the nap I took afterwards 😉
Another Monday means it’s time for another pair of Featured Sneakers and this week they belong to my buddy Beka over at! I met Beka at a Tampa Bay Lady Bloggers meet up and we quickly grew to being pals and were running together during our weekly runs & hang out quite often – she’s on the recovery path from a hip injury – she’s BACK! Check out a little more about her here!
Name: BekaBlog:

What is your favorite way to workout/exercise: Running is my go to, but I’ve traveled out my comfort zone and now love spin and boot camp/circuit style workouts on the days I’m not running.
What is your #1 cheat food: FRENCH FRIES. I can’t stop.
What advise do you have for those starting on a fitness journey: Move every day! Even if it’s just 15 minutes of jumping/dancing around your living room to Pandora. Push yourself harder than you ever have, and on days you feel down or unmotivated, look to those around you – find and be a part of a community that you know will motivate you! It works wonders!
Dream destination race/location: San Francisco Nike Women’s Marathon (yes, the full!!)
Favorite inspirational fitness personality/trainer: Jamie Eason/Kara Goucher
Workout apparel must have (+brand): My absolute favorite piece I own is my UnderArmour Armour sports bra! Completely worth it – they keep my girls’ supported!
Motivational motto/quote: It’s not the most prophetic, but KEEP RUNNING. It goes on repeat on those grueling running. :-)
How have you come back today after a holiday weekend?
Any questions for Beka or myself?
If you’re interested in being a Featured Sneakers email me:!

  • Beka
    November 26, 2012

    Yay! Thank you for the <3! Good choice in pics too. 😉

  • Nanci
    November 26, 2012

    Awesome! Great pics of you girls. :)

  • Jessica
    November 26, 2012

    Heart Beks! I didn’t have 4 days off but I still didn’t want to go back to work! 😉

  • Mindy Bobe
    November 26, 2012

    Loved learning more about Beka!!! Thanks for sharing!!! It was hard sending the boys to school today after a week off. It’s so quiet in the house today! I miss them!

  • Pete Amedure
    November 26, 2012

    I love having friends in my classes! Thanks for the shout out. My favorite cheat food: PIZZA, I think it should have its own place of the food pyramid.

    • Kat @ S and F
      November 26, 2012

      I feel a ton better – the leg that is – I think I might just be a regular Monday party crasher!

  • Courtney @ Journey of a Dreamer
    November 26, 2012

    I love Becca!! You both are just too cute. The Nike Womens marathon does sound like fun and I adore Jamie Eason!

  • We Run Disney
    November 26, 2012

    Love the photos of the two of you together….great running buddies and friends too! Is Becca running at WDW in February too? Hopefully I can meet you both then! SPA <3

    • Kat @ S and F
      November 26, 2012

      I think she’s doing RNR instead, but I’ll be there with some buds in January AND February!

  • Kierston
    November 26, 2012

    You two are too cute!

    I’m just starting my holidays :)

  • Genna
    November 26, 2012

    I go to Pete’s class on Wednesdays! Kills me! Come play this week?

  • meghan
    November 26, 2012

    Yay for spin class! I haven’t been in forever. I need to get so much better about cross training. Yay for Beka! I was so impressed with her half marathon after coming back from that injury.

    • Kat @ S and F
      November 26, 2012

      I was AMAZED how good I felt after an hour of cycling this morning – no ibu, no compression, I feel the best I’ve felt in over a week! Let’s see how I do on my run tomorrow 😉

  • Jenelle
    November 27, 2012

    She’s adorable, love it!

  • Abby Land
    November 27, 2012

    Seriously helicopter time.
    I so want to crazy your TB lady blogger stuff!
    Love you all!

  • Christine
    November 27, 2012

    5:45am is early!! Loved learning more about Becca and I too am jealous of your blogger meet-ups!

    • Kat @ S and F
      November 27, 2012

      If I didn’t get a nap after we might not be celebrating my early wake up

  • Miz
    November 27, 2012

    hey hey hey :0)
    Im moving to SF I could come and cheer her on at the marathon :-)

  • noshingonasphalt
    November 27, 2012

    Spin at 5:45 after a 4 day weekend?? Are you a glutton for punishment?? :p Great spotlight – LOVE Becca!!

    • Kat @ S and F
      November 27, 2012

      Haha I think I still regret grubbing on thanksgiving 😉

  • jennifer
    November 28, 2012

    Aww.. love this! Becca you’re so dang cute! 😉
    Love this part: “find and be a part of a community that you know will motivate you!” SO true!! I just have my online ladies to motivate me, but you guys rock!

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