If you’ve not yet reached your peak potential, maybe you’ve gotten stuck in the rut of routine.
Anyone who has reached the top of a mountain didn’t get there in one leap.
Whether your goal is a 5k, an ultramarathon, a triathlon, an obstacle race, or to be fully present and make it through the day with enough energy to put your kids to bed, I can help. Step-by-step I help you break down a big goal into manageable steps. Let me help you out of that mud so we can start climbing that mountain together.
I’m a very ordinary, average athlete. I remember getting picked last for teams as a kid. After one cross-country meet when I finished close to last, my grandpa told me, “That’s OK, you’re good at other things.” That hurt.
I wish he could have been alive to see me compete at the Xterra off-road triathlon World Championships. I accomplished this feat as a working mom with a 5- and 7-year-old, and I know you can do amazing things too.
Momma, you’ve come to the right place. I’m here to help you explore your athletic potential.
Everyone’s journey is unique, but here are some steps that helped me along the way.
Curiosity that leads to belief
Get curious about your capabilities. You have to first believe it to become it. I’d always been intrigued by triathlons, but I didn’t learn to swim as a kid. For many years I had the limiting belief that I couldn’t do triathlons because I sank in the water. But I took swimming lessons, worked at it and got better. As your coach, I help you confront limiting beliefs so you can believe in yourself and your abilities and have the confidence to step out of your comfort zone.
I met a #badathmother who was training to run a half marathon up the 14,000-foot Pikes Peak near us. I hadn’t even considered doing this because it seemed too “crazy”–until she believed in me and encouraged me to train with her. We both completed the race with newfound confidence to complete even bigger challenges. A coach can be your greatest cheerleader.
Permission and extra support
Pursuing your own athletic goals requires that you give yourself permission to take time for yourself. I have a supportive family who also gave me their permission to train. This was necessary, but I realized if I wanted to qualify for the World Championships I was going to need extra support. Leveling up meant hiring a coach. Maybe you can find a training schedule and work on it on your own, second-guessing every decision. Do you wonder what could happen if you had the expert support you need?
You don’t have to choose between your family and your ambitions.
You can be a good mom and a super athlete.
Step out and step up; don’t wait until it’s too late. When we were younger we could live like we had all the time in the world. Now you know how limited time is. How do you want to spend this one and precious life you’ve been given?
Do you want to energetically embrace life’s epic adventures?
I specialize in helping moms believe bigger for themselves from carving out the time for exercise and self-care, ditching the mom guilt, and mastering a winning mindset.
You already know a lot about what it takes to be healthy. But when it comes to actually doing all the things–that’s where you need help.
Anyone can start a program, but to carry it through and finish strong takes a whole new level of skill and commitment, and that’s where I come in to walk alongside you.
QUICK FACTS About Carrie
- Growing up: Born and raised Montana ranch girl
- You’d never guess: I survived six years of military service
- Other previous job titles: editor, massage therapist, group fitness instructor
- Adventures I’ve tried: skydiving, ostrich riding, scuba diving
- Greatest achievements:
- birthing two amazing children
- qualifying for and completing the 2018 Xterra off-road triathlon World Championships
- downsizing and moving our family to Canada
- Biggest collection: stretchy pants
- Eating habits: use intuition and moderation, eat whole (unprocessed) foods when possible
- Talent I wish I had: masterful makeup application, musicianship
- Life Verse: Proverbs 3:5: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.