Happy Fitness Inspiration Friday! I hope you have had a fantastic first week of the new year and are on track with your fitness goals. This week’s fitspiration feature is my good friend, Kia. She is a wealth of information regarding fitness, healthy living, and more!
Tell me a little bit about your fitness journey.
I grew up a jock and did soccer and track for college. I continued life as wildlife biologist and had a chance to fight wild land fire when working for the government that parlayed into me being a biological researcher in remote places which was awesome for backpacking in some beautiful country. In the year before I went to grad school I backpacked a good deal working in Montana and California and completed a 1/2 Ironman. While in grad school I had a pretty bad car accident that ended my PhD work and put me in physical therapy for 18 months to walk and be pain-free again. Since then I have gone on to obtain several yoga certifications and push myself to run and simply be grateful I can move. Next up, more play.
What is your fitness LOVE?
Backpacking. Being outside in remote places and simply moving is always like a walking meditation for me.
What is your ONE piece of fitness advice you find helpful to keep you motivated?
Chill out, moving is fun after all.
Kia is an inspiration to me on many topics not just fitness. I hope you found her inspirational as well. You can follow her journey, inspiration, and more through her blog Bodhi Bear, facebook, and twitter! Kia is my FitSpiration!