Team Addaday

Elizabeth Bain

Portland, Oregon | https://www.trainwithbain.com

Primary Discipline(s) Road Running, Yoga, Other, Studio Fitness (Pilates, Barre)
Bucket List RaceBoston Marathon (charity division!)
Post-Race DrinkSparkling Wine and Chocolate Milk (NOT together!)
Off-Day ActivityDrinking coffee and reading books while petting my cat

According to Professor Nick Sterling, my performance in the indoor triathlon (filling the wet food, dry food, and water fountain) is "adequate." He'd give it one paw up and a tail swish, at least on the days when he can be bothered :)

2020 has been a tough year. Even though I run for fun (not speed) it was disappointing to have every event I was looking forward to canceled, including the Chicago Marathon. I haven't seen my running crew all year (as we live all over the country). I gave up my studio memberships because the places I liked to go (who shall remain nameless) were not following best practices (or, initially, state law!) to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. So I bought a WaterRower, waited several months (I'm not the only one who had this idea), and finally had it assembled and ready to go JUST in time for fire season. With the AQI quite literally off the charts (my nearest monitor estimated nearly 600 at one point) and a 1928 house without central HVAC, breathing even inside was difficult enough, and experts recommended against strenuous exercise.

Still, I've tried to keep myself moving even though I've been inside more than outside this year. Some weeks more successfully than others. I'm the person who works full time from home, doing my best to manage the stress of this year. I've stayed in touch with my fitness community through the first ever Virtual IDEA World Conference, the Flex & Flow (fka Sweat Pink) Online Summer "Camp," and FitPosium. I'm looking forward to next week's Live Stream SCW Mania, and to some outdoor virtual races before the Oregon weather turns extra wet.

Fitness and Coaching credentials:
Qualified Yoga Teacher (RYT-200, additional education)
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
AFAA Primary Group Exercise (expired, no intent to renew)
ACE Group X Certification
ACE Health Coach Certification
Licensed Zumba Instructor
Licensed Strong Nation Instructor
SCW Nutrition, Hormones, and Metabolism
Precision Nutrition Level 1 (lapsed, intend to renew)
YogaMedCo Health Coach
Coach U Graduate