It’s less than two weeks until BlogFest now, and things are getting so real! For bloggers and fitness professionals, BlogFest and Idea World are like getting to meet all your favorite celebrities in one place! I get to do a workout with Gabrielle Reece, take a business session with Todd Durkin and also learn from Moira (Stott) Merrithew, who is the founder of STOTT Pilates where I received my training.
Earlier this week, I introduced you to my BlogFest Buddy Tara, and today I am introducing you to Tiffany! Tiffany is our veteran BlogFest buddy, and I am so excited to meet her and pick her brain.
I asked her a few questions to get to know her a little better, and wanted to share her answers with you! If you are looking for even more motivation, check out her blog Thoroughly Thriving!
//Who are you? Tell us in a brief paragraph who you are/what city you live in/what you blog about?
I’m Tiffany from Portland, Oregon and I have been a running blogger for years. I’m currently rebranding my blog (exciting!) and will be writing more about Thoroughly Thriving through nourishing, training and giving.
//What was the most fun part of BlogFest last year? And why?
Last year I led a group fun run the first morning and I LOVED running around Downtown Disney with everyone! In general, meeting the authors and athletes you’ve grown to know and love online is a rockin experience. So is getting to know new-to-me bloggers!
//What’s your ultimate workout must-have?
I MUST have Nuun Hydration handy. I swear it’s become a part of my mental routine now. I know if I have Nuun I have what I need to kill my workout.
//What is your favorite blog you follow and why?
Gah! ONE of my favorites is Vanessa Runs because she is completely herself, bucking societal norms, and her adventures running wild in the mountains call to me. Reading her blog gives me courage to pursue MY purpose and passions even if…especially if…it doesn’t make sense to others.
//What motivates you to write and workout each day?
I don’t write and workout daily. But that’s my balance. What motivates me to do those things consistently is the pursuit of a FULL life. I say that I run to keep myself comfortable with being uncomfortable. It’s a state of mind—if I’m going to IMPROVE (grow, change, adapt) in any area of my life, that means I have to do things outside my comfort zone. I can’t let my mind or my heart be complacent. I can’t let status quo win the day. And if I’m being honest, I write more to process my journey than I do to inspire or educateothers (which I’m sure is obvious). But I know that reading my process is helpful to some and so it is worth doing. If I can bring anyone closer to living their version of a full life, I’m incredibly satisfied.
//Who is the most inspirational person in your life and why?
Is this a trick question? Haha! There is no single one that stands out above the rest, but I think one that is worth mentioning here is my friend Javi. He is the fastest runner I know (2:40s marathon) but started as an overweight adult. His running accomplishments give me hope.