Runner, yogi, (baby and dog) mom, wife, friend, smoothie queen, all around lady boss. When you look up “badass” in the dictionary, there’s a picture of Jamie King Fit as the definition.
She’s run 100 miles. Multiple times.
She runs and yoga’s on all of her beautiful adventures. She also opened a yoga studio in Portland, OR, that is home to all of those who love sweat and community.
She has the cutest babies, and rocks that #momaf life like woah.
Our very own Jamie is running Ragnar Los Coyotes next month with our Ragnar Sweat Pink team. Let’s find out how she discovered trail running and some of the behind-the-scenes of her running history:
When and how did you fall in love with trail running?
I fell in love with trail running shortly after graduating from college – I was working in my first real job and would take my lunch breaks out on the trails adjacent to my office. I entered a 10K trail race on a whim and won it, first female overall – and from then, was completely hooked!
What’s your favorite trail you’ve run?
OMG – too many to list – but I’d have to say Bolinas Ridge Trail near Pt. Reyes Seashore is one of my absolute favorites!
What are your race day preparation rituals?
My race day prep is generally pretty simple. It typically involves eating either oatmeal, peanut butter toast, or a smoothie, an attempt (or 3) to try and go to the bathroom well before the start, and a quick gear check (watch, waterbottle, headlamp, etc). Otherwise, I like to just stay cool and calm until it’s time to run!
How do you stay motivated to keep running?
It depends on the race and the distance, to be honest. For shorter races, I often just keep talking myself through it – saying you got this – make it to the next aid station and it’s only xyz left. If it’s a longer race, I find time to just get lost in my thoughts or sing (and sometimes even count!) to myself. I talk to other runners on the course to pass the time and the miles. And sometimes I talk to myself!
How do you recover after a long run?
I eat, sleep and do yoga – seriously the best post race recovery recipe ever!
What’s one of your “best” or funniest running fail moments?
So many to choose from…but one of my biggest fails was getting lost on the way to start line of my first hundred miler and starting the race late (like 10 minutes after everyone else).
Follow along on the epic journey that is Jamie King Fit’s daily life at @jamiekingfit. Get ready for beautiful trail adventures along with bada** yoga and cute pictures of dogs and babies. 😉
Want to run Los Coyotes with us? Use the code RAGNARSWEATPINK for $80 off a standard 8-person team and $40 off an ultra 4-person team when you register HERE.
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