Hello health & fitness world, I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself to you. My name is Courtney Tennant (@courttennant). I am a 25 year old, former D3 college basketball turned NARP (non-athletic regular person) that for about 6 months after graduation was running around like a chicken with my head cut off because for the first time in nearly 15 years, my life was not focused around a training plan.
What I realized very quickly was that I did not like it. I wanted that structure and craved it. What I decided to do was train for my first marathon (actually I was peer-pressured by my cousins and then I convinced my 2 friends from high school and boyfriend, Brian) it would make sense to run with me! This is where my passion for "regular" fitness began. I knew I was never going to be the best at running but I loved the feeling of working towards a goal. But I learned very quickly while training is that if you don’t train smart and eat right, you will end up hurt. The marathon training plan is unforgivable that way. Since the marathon, I have run 4 additional half marathons and have 2 more scheduled for October 2017. The only thing with running that I have realized is that when I don’t have a race to train for or I am to far out from the race to start “training”, I tend to lose motivation to run.
In 2014, I coached by first real high school basketball team (I actually coached our schools 8th grade team as a senior in high school but that's a little different) and have continued that ever since. Having spent my whole life in sports, I have learned from some of the best coaches and athletes out there and I realized I want to be able to share the knowledge that I have learned from my own experiences with others. This is why I wanted to become a coach in the first place. If I hadn’t had the coaches growing up that pushed me to give my all, I never would have gotten to where I did in my sport. I understand that in the real world, it is hard to stay motivated alone. I want you to know, you are not alone! If you want to learn more about how we can work together to keep each other motivated, please email me! #fitnessmadebreeze