Congratulations to our May 2016 KIND Most Inspiring Mom, Victoria, of Roseville, MN!
Entering her fourth year as franchise owner and head coach for Roseville Moms on the Run, Victoria epitomizes courage, strength and inspiration as a fitness coach, and as she and her husband seek to grow their family through adoption.
“Whenever you see Vickie she always has a smile and a kind word,” says Roseville participant Julie Loken, starting her third spring/summer season. “She is concerned about each and every woman that she coaches. … She cares for and nurtures all of us and lets us know how special we are. She is a role model, mentor and awesome person.”
A runner since high school, Victoria says she has a strong passion for helping other women along their respective fitness journeys. She has been part of MOTR since 2013 and enjoys getting to know each participant and seeing the progress they make.
“It's been a joy to see goals being smashed throughout the seasons and to embrace disappointments and move on,” Victoria says. “We've become a family that supports and encourages one another, not only during class and races, but also in life.”
This August, she will run her second Ragnar Great River Relay along with 11 others from Roseville MOTR, continuing to push herself in different ways and lead by example.
Her typical routine is to hurry up and finish local races, then run right back onto the course and encourage others across the finish line, running right alongside them. Good thing she’s fast. She was the third woman to finish the 2016 Charities Challenge Mother’s Day 5K, with a time of 23:22.
A few of her favorite Twin Cities area races include the Red, White & Boom (where she and a friend finished second in the 2015 women’s half marathon relay division); Women Run the Cities and the TC 10 Mile. “I love the energy and excitement of races from runners and spectators,” she says. “The TC 10 Mile is jam-packed with runners and spectators, with a beautiful course! It’s awesome being a part of something so grand.”
In addition to being a MOTR certified running coach and instructor, Victoria is a certified group fitness instructor and maintains several other certifications: BodyPump®, BodyFlow®, Cardio Kickboxing, R.I.P.P.E.D, Pilates, Yoga, Core Conditioning, PiYo®, Boot Camp, Tabata, BodySHRED, HITT, Barre Blend and Silver Sneakers.
Congratulations, Coach Victoria! You inspire us on and off the running trails!
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