Monday, April 6, 2009

Triple thread: Under Armour blog

I've been blogged! As many of you know, I'm on "Team UA" for running and get to wear and test Under Armour shoes and clothes (which I LOVE)! Today I was blogged - you can read my post and learn about other UA Runner's online here: http://www.teamuarun.blogspot.com/

Here's a copy of my post:
Amber Taylor is a member of Team UA RUN and a Run Captain for the PacWest Athletics training group. She's our 3-in-one Teammate as she's running around with TWINS, but still managing to spread the word about Under Armour. Thanks Amber! Here's her story.


I have been been running since the age of eight, when I started playing softball simply because I liked running the bases. I joined the cross country team in junior high school, and in high school I competed both on the cross country team and the track team. In college, I took a break from running and branched out to lacrosse, scuba diving, yoga, but still entered the occasional race for run--Bay to Breakers in San Francisco and the Bend Marathon in Bend Oregon.

After college I became Clinician at Lindamood-Bell (a learning clinic that works with children and adults with reading and comprehension difficulties). I loved teaching but for some weird reason wanted to try corporate life and got into high tech marketing. Upon making the shift I learned that 60+ hours a week in an office or cube weren't easy and reintroduced running to my daily routine more for a stress break than anything.

In 2004, I moved to San Francisco and "found my running legs" again and began running for fun and fitness. A New Year's resolution in 2008 prompted me to join the Golden Gate Running club, which ultimately inspired me to take on trail races and half and full marathons on a regular basis. Running and racing have become way more than a means of fitness - they're a stress reliever, a social forum, and a brain workout (trail races are tough!) I have since run numerous trail races with PCTR and Envirosports and am thrilled to continue to place in my age group (a few weeks ago I took my first 1st in a 10k trail race). I also ran the San Diego Rock 'n Roll Marathon in 2008, where I qualified for the Boston Marathon.

I'm now 5.5 months pregnant with twin boys so Boston is out this year, but I've deferred it for next - what a great way to get motivated and train post-pregnancy - and, I get a built in cheering section!

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