North Dakota State University


Team Bic Chick

Loves to Run:  Marathons, Half-Marathons, 5k's




How did you feel after becoming a BIC Chick?

Very happy.  Over the past few years, I have been using Bic Bands and love the product.  A percentage of each Bic Band sold, is donated to a different charity every month.  Team Bic Chick, is full of such an empowering community of women. Being chosen as a Bic Band Ambassador is extremely exciting!


When did you start running?

My sophomore year of college, I ran my very first half -marathon!  Since then, I have been addicted to running.  It is such a fabulous stress reliever, especially throughout nursing school.  Over the years I have completed two full marathons, lots of half-marathons, 15k’s and 5k’s!


What is it like to be a coach?

I have been a coach for 18 months, everything started in August 2014!  In my monthly challenge group, I help others to reach their personal fitness goals. 

Over the past year and a half, I have probably coached a total of 200.  Everyone comes into my group for a different reason, such as wanting some weight-loss tips, strength-training, and a sense of community.

My goal, is to help at least five people every week start living a healthful lifestyle! I give everyone in my group fun tips to stay healthy, and delicious nutritious recipes.  


What is your most memorable running moment?

Crossing the finish line at the Twin Cities Marathon.  Twin Cities, was my first marathon experience. Very special. Though, I was not happy because I missed my goal time by one minute.  Finishing my first marathon, helped me feel confident to finish my second marathon!  I ran the Fargo Marathon, even faster.


Where is your favorite place to run?

My favorite place to run is my family Lake Cabin, in Minnesota.  It is so refreshing to get out there and run all those long gravel trails.  I also enjoy the treadmill!

How do you fuel?

Shakeology!  I am a nutrition nerd, and love to run! Nutrition is so important for our health.  Shakeology, is made from all natural ingredients, in powder form.  I love to put Shakeology into my shakes, pancakes, oatmeal, and everything!  My cravings throughout the day have been curved, and I feel so healthy!

What is your favorite running apparel?

I wear Mizuno Wave Riders.  My favorite clothes for exercising are capris length pants, with a nice tank top.



What races would you love to run in the future?

Rock’n’ Roll marathons look fun! I would love to run a destination marathon!



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Photography, courtesy of Marti Hoekstra.

That Pretty Runner