August 8, 2019 Breakfast with Beth Baker
August 8 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am$35 – $55
YES YOU CAN! Moving Through Tunnels of Discomfort to Success with Beth Baker, Founder, Running Evolution
“People running with other people—community and accountability moving together—that’s what it’s all about”. Beth Baker
How many times in your life have you been in the midst of a big decision, on the precipice of change, or simply reeling from the challenges life has brought you and felt yourself stopped in your tracks? Those oh-so-human feelings of fear and confusion gripping your every thought and muscle. Moments of “I can’t do this.” “What was I thinking?!” flooding your mind.
An extremely effective running and motivational coach, as well as a very human being with her own set of challenges, Beth Baker, founder of Running Evolution, suggests that when we are up against our fears and habit-thinking what we need is: 1) A short and sweet goal 2) Encouragement 3) Good laughs 4) Movement—a little sweat 5) Someone, or several someones, to remind us of our shared humanness, and attainable goal 6) Yummy food and a pint of beer to celebrate after it’s been reached WE CAN DO IT!! And with this very real, very human support, we will do it.
Beth and the other coaches of Running Evolution love supporting new, and averse (but hopeful) runners to inspire each other through those tunnels of discomfort and reach their own versions of success. Running As The Catalyst for the courage and trust in ourselves to move beyond our fears in a kind and compassionate way. And Running With Others in supportive community, sharing the lesson of interdependence each of us needs to live more connected, fulfilled and successful lives. Come get inspired to run, or walk, your way through what has been holding you back!
BIO: Beth Baker
Chief Running Officer of Running Evolution
I love my job. I have personally coached almost 2,000 non-runner students to run distances from 5ks to marathons. Before founding Running Evolution in 2006, I co-coached Seattle Fit from 2005-07 training more than 300 new runners to run or walk the Seattle Marathon. In addition to being a certified running coach through Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), I am a certified personal trainer. I love being a running coach in Seattle because it’s a beautiful place to run.
No. Seriously, who is Coach Beth?
I am a runner, not an athlete. I have a son. I have red hair. I like beer. I love cake. I am married. I wish I was a singer in a rock and roll band. I snort when I laugh. I love to run with music. I am a bad speller. I lived on a boat. I used to surf. I weighed over 200lbs when I was pregnant. I had fun eating when I was pregnant. I have a terrible voice. I have run 6 marathons and 15 half marathons. I cry every time I watch finishers complete their first 5k. I believe that physical activity can change your life, and generate power for those lives around you. I love my job.