November 12 2015
After a breast cancer diagnosis, one runner chronicles her life and treatment to share the experience with others.
This week’s Women’s Running magazine Blogger On The Run started running in search of a healthy outlet for negative emotions. Caitlin from Healthy Tipping Point is a new mom and author of three motivational books. This busy lady embraces a holistic approach to fitness and loves to inspire others along the way! Read on to find out how Caitlin manages to do it all:
Women’s Running: How would you describe yourself?
Caitlyn: My name is Caitlin Boyle, and I’m a stay-at-home mom, blogger, author of three published books, and motivational speaker. My blogs are titled Healthy Tipping Point (my personal blog) and Operation Beautiful (an international movement to boost self-esteem in women and girls). I have a son named Henry and two dogs named Maggie and James. My husband is an acupuncturist and we run a holistic clinic together.
WR: How did you begin running?
C: I began running to get my negative behaviors in check (I was a huge Fat Talker and constantly put myself down). Running was a healthy outlet for negative emotions; it was also very fun!
WR: What keeps you running and training?
C: Now that I’m a mom, running is my ‘me time.’ Getting a break from my mommy job and real jobs is a good enough reason to keep training!
WR: What type of run is your favorite?
C: My favorite type of run is short, lazy runs! Hah. Am I allowed to say that? I really enjoy low-pressure runs, and it’s hard to find a lot of time to fit in longer workouts, so I definitely enjoy my short jaunts around my neighborhood.
WR: What’s your favorite race memory?
C: My favorite race memory was my second triathlon, an Olympic distance race. I had attempted a sprint tri before but had a panic attack in the lake and quit. Even though I was scared, I pushed through during the Olympic tri and finished the race. I went on to do another dozen or so triathlons.
WR: What do you hope your readers will get from reading your blog?
C: I hope that my blog inspires my readers to live their best life, no matter what that looks like.
WR: Are you currently training for a race?
C: I’m doing a half marathon in January. My baby will be 7 months old, so I hope I can keep up with training!
WR: Best running advice you’ve received or given?
C: Never start off too fast…you’ll burn out by the end. To avoid starting off too fast, listen to a slow song on your iPod.
Want to read more? Head over to Healthy Tipping Point!
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