We caught up with Adrienne, who is a personal trainer, adidas global ambassador, mentor and inspirational speaker. She shares her passion for fitness, as well as encouraging and motivating women by writing, creating videos, and speaking at events and workshops.
Over the last few years, Adrienne’s love for running has taken her around the world, and earlier this year she completed her first marathon. Never one to say no to a new challenge, Adrienne takes on everything in life with energy, fun and passion.
We posed a few questions to Adrienne, so read on to find out more…
Tell us a bit about you.
I am an encourager, a speaker, a personal trainer and mother. I’m passionate about encouraging other women to pursue their dreams and live their life with purpose, whether that’s running a business, writing a book or running a marathon! I believe that we are all capable of achieving incredible things.
When did you start running?
I started running about 5 years ago, about a year after my son Jude was born. The first time I went out for a run, I ran for about fifteen minutes and it felt tough. Since then I have fallen in love with running, I have run in fifteen different cities around the world and last year I completed my first marathon.
Why do you love it?
Well, I have so many reasons… for me, running is a discipline and a practice. Running constantly challenges me. I love running through the streets outside, early in the morning when it feels like the rest of the world is still sleeping. It gives me uninterrupted time to focus and clear my head.
How do you keep yourself motivated?
Signing up to races is a great way to keep motivated, once I have a race in the diary I create a training plan and work towards the start line. To be honest, motivation comes and goes for everyone. Running with friends or with a running group can also help to keep you on track.
Tell us what you found most useful about the journal?
It’s great to have everything all in one place. My training plan, race information, contacts and personal records.
You’re running the Berlin marathon, how’s your 12 week run plan looking?
Well I have two parts to my training plan, the first eight weeks I’m focusing on consistency. Running 3 times each week, not focusing on the pace but gradually increasing my miles. The second part of my training is twelve weeks and that will include much longer runs (between 15- 20 miles) but I’ll also be adding speed and interval sessions too.
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