World Surf Mama

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Introduction Growing up in Oregon, I constantly heard wise words from my mother like "lets recycle that," "you can walk," "don't use too much water," "whole wheat is better than white," "no dessert if you don't eat your vegetables," "dark lettuce is better for you than light," "paper over plastic," "don't leave anything behind" and so much more. Her healthy ways got me into many sports and helped turn me into a record-setting track athlete. In 2006, my mother lost a 3 year battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease; something nobody would have ever expected. That was right around the time I joined the Surfrider Foundation in San Diego and had my first child, whom she never met. Seven years have passed since losing my mother, yet volunteering for the Surfrider Foundation, I've noticed her words have come through clearer than ever. In addition to personal training and coaching, I'm writing a blog to help our planet, which in turn improves lives. I realize now, this blog is as much her voice as it is my own. I hope you join me in our journey for a cleaner planet and happier, healthier lives!