We are pleased to introduce you to Carlee Brandom, one of the newest For Two Fitness Fit Mom Ambassadors. Read more to learn all about Carlee.
I’m Carlee and I started my fitness journey as a swimmer. However, once college ended, and I didn’t have a team to train with, swimming felt more like work than fitness ever had. I decided to take up running. Since then I’ve run 10 marathons and countless other races. I qualified for Boston this last May and there is no way I could not run it this year. Therefore, I’ll be running it pregnant…like 8 months pregnant. I have no doubt that this will be more of a waddle, but unless it becomes a danger to me or the baby, I’m going to finish and earn that jacket!
My son, Gregory is 3 and he joins me for many of my runs. He’s actually completed 7 half marathons with me and still loves racing. When I was pregnant, with him I ran up until 2 days before he was born. I also teach spin classes and love being outside doing things like hiking. I still swim from time to time and think it’s one of the best sports out there. I think being a mom athlete is so important to my son, as he doesn’t seem to be too competitive. I don’t want him to think that if he isn’t into football he can’t be an athlete. Before I found swimming, I thought that because I couldn’t catch, I couldn’t be an athlete. Now I can’t imagine my life without being active.
You can read more about Carlee on her blog, Tiny Purple Runner.
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Please welcome Alyssa, our latest For Two Fitness Ambassador! Alyssa is the mom of two young girls, and is excited to have number 3 on the way. She keeps fit during pregnancy and postnatal times by walking, practicing yoga, and doing low impact strength training. Alyssa has run a number of half marathons, and is looking forward to participating in one in 2019. Please follow Alyssa on her website.
Please welcome Amanda to the For Two Fitness Ambassador family! Amanda, whose nickname is Panda, is a 30 year old New Yorker living in the UK with her husband and 13 month old baby boy. Panda learned on her birthday that baby number 2 is on the way! Along with enjoying a busy family and work life, Panda stays fit by dancing, spinning, walking, and participating in her favorite exercise - yoga. Please follow Panda on social media, and be on the lookout for her upcoming blog!