Howdy, Shalom, and Aloha, FIT peeps! We’re almost a month into 2014, and to celebrate that we are back with another FIT Runner Profile; our continuing series in which we get to know the vast legion of wonderful and wondrous wonderment that makes up our awesome group.
Renown author and investor Robert T. Kiyosaki once said, “It’s not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life, it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the most power.” Our profilee today is hardcore, coming from the streets of South Central!! Europe, that is. That’s right, our awesome friend from Slovenia, Katarina B, is the subject of today’s profile. Anyone who has gotten to know Kat can pretty much testify that she may very well be the funniest person walking the planet. Her Facebook exchanges are legendary. But she’s not only about the yuks; while she’s an accomplished and experienced runner, she also has a really cool project with her beautifully inspirational website Be-Live Us, which she describes as follows:
“I was always a type of person who liked to hear positive stories on success. There are plenty of those who went the extra mile, crossed many bridges, went up and down – did whatever it took, but they did it. As I believe these stories should be shared in order to encourage others, I decided to work on a web site, where everyone has an opportunity to tell their story.”
So lets get to know more about our friend who endeavors to share inspiration — and tons of laughter — with those around her with a little number we call…
Getting To Know Katarina B!
Full Name: Katarina Bruvo
Age: Information depends on who’s asking…
Hometown: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Current Town: Fort Lauderdale, FL
FIT Group: C
Years Running: 16 (sort of…)
About 20 half-marathons, 1 full marathon, and a little ocean of 5K, 10K, wanna-be-something K’s…
Miami Marathon in January, Heartbreak Hill in Boston in June, Chicago Marathon in October
Favorite Race (so far) and Why
Marathon in my home town, Ljubljana. Every year it attracts over 13,000 runners, the organization is excellent, the goodie bag is filled with awesome things… and great atmosphere!
I will say Tom & Jerry.
10 Random Songs on Your Running Playlist
- Tiesto, Silence
- Avicii, Wake Me Up
- Andain, Beautiful Things
- Andrew Rayel, Aeon of Revenge
- Paul van Dyke, New York
- Gibonni, Zlatne godine & Sa mnom ili bez mene (hey, you asked…)
- Kenny Chesney, Come On Over & Somewhere With You
- Jason Aldean, Night Train
- Luke Bryan, Crash My Party
I know… Trance and Country… totally makes sense!
Reason for Joining FIT
I wanted to have a team who can stand behind me in running events.
Favorite 80s Movie
Sorry, I was born in in ’81, so the first ten years it was all about cartoons and Barbies
Running goals for the near future (distance, time, specific race, travel, etc.)
To qualify for the Boston Marathon by 2020.
Favorite Post-Run Meal/Snack/Restaurant
Goes without saying… Beer!
Finally, tell us anything (or everything!) about yourself!
When you go the extra mile… you work towards transforming your dreams into a reality. Giving the right combination of effort, faith, courage, and passion you too can create the life you dream about.
And there you have it! Much thanks to Katarina for taking the time to fill out her profile for our blog. And as always, if you would like to be featured (and why WOULDN’T you? You automatically become THAT MUCH COOLER!) you can either email me your answers at email@example.com, OR (even easier!) fill out our Runner Profile Questionnaire, and you can submit your profile online! Remember, you don’t have to answer any question you don’t feel comfortable about, and if you want to volunteer more information about yourself that I didn’t ask, feel free to do so! There are no rules here, except please try to limit your family holistic recipes on how to properly boil Etruscan snoods to about a dozen, OK?