About

Hey there!  I’m Chris and welcome to I’d Rather be Sweating!

Exercise and wellness consume my life.  I moved from Ohio to Silver Spring, MD in 2004 with a degree in Fitness Management from Baldwin Wallace University and have never looked back. I am a full-time personal trainer and group exercise instructor in Washington, DC. Throughout the year I attend various health and fitness conferences, take various classes and train for racing events.  Nowadays I do alot more training with my daughter, Addison, who I had in June of 2012! She is my biggest inspiration for staying active.

 

 

 

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My mind is always thinking about my next class format, the next new exercise, my next race or my next meal!  So I figured why not create a blog that resembles a workout/food log but is also a motivational and educational tool for others. Let’s face it: if you’re not sweating, you’re not working hard enough!

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Degrees/Certifications
Bachelor degree in Fitness Management from Baldwin Wallace University
ACSM-HFS
AFAA Primary Group Exercise
Fit Pro Primary Pilates
NASM-CES
Precision Nutrition Level I Coach

Races:

10 Mile Races
2005   Annapolis 10 Mile Run (1:41:06.2)
2006   Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Road Race (1:40:17)
2007   Army Ten- Miler (1:50:45)
2008   Army Ten-Miler (1:26:50)
2009   Army Ten-Miler (1:32:01)
2010   Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Road Race (1:21:46)
2010   Army Ten-Miler (1:35:10)
2011   Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Road Race (1:27)
2011   Army Ten-Miler (1:38:47)

2013   Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Road Race (1:21:54)
2013   Army Ten-Miler (1:46:33)
2014   Army Ten-Miler (1:42:40)

Half Marathons
2013   Divas Half Marathon–Lessburg, VA (1:58:22)

2013   Heritage Half Marathon–Gainesville, VA (1:53:44)
2015   ZOOMA Annapolis Half Marathon–Annapolis, MD (1:51:45)
2015   Parks Half Marathon–Rockville, MD (1:53:01)
2016   Cleveland Half Marathon (1:50:23)
2016   ZOOMA Annapolis Half Marathon–Annapolis, MD (2:18:34)

Marathons
2009   Cleveland Marathon (4:26:39)
2010   Cleveland Marathon (3:55:29)
2010   Marine Corps Marathon (4:23:20)
2011   Cleveland Marathon (4:14:53)
2012   Marine Corps Marathon (4:37 . . . 4-months post baby and proud of it!)
2014   Cleveland Marathon (3:52:31)

2014   Marine Corps Marathon (4:14:08)
2015   Cleveland Marathon (4:21:53)
2015   Philadelphia Marathon (3:51:54)
2016   Myrtle Beach Marathon (3:43:56)

Obstacle Course/Fun Runs/Relays
2010   DC Metro Dash (1:24:05 . . . First women’s team to finish!)

2013   Snowman Stampede 5K with Stroller (30:06)
2014   Marine Corp 17.75K (1:33:02)
2014   Washington DC Ragnar Ultra Relay (32:56:00)
2015   Washington DC Ragnar Ultra Relay (35:51:55)
2016   Marine Corp 17.75K (1:45:26)
2016   Ragnar Trail Richmond (26:17:17)
2016   Washington DC Ragnar Ultra Relay (35:51:06)

 

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