Introducing Real-Life Exercise Hero Lori Kimble

Lori flexing her biceps before the triathlon.

Welcome to the third interview in the Exercise Hero series.

My series features real-life  persons who have morphed from coach potatoes to exercise heros who can be a source of inspiration for the rest of us.

My interviewee is Lori Kimble (43)  from New York, USA. She has an impressive list of exercise-related accomplishments behind her, including a triathlon, duathlon and several 5K races. AND she can do chin ups!

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Why did you start exercising? How long did it take before you started liking it?  I went through a few periods of exercise. I was doing Leslie Sansone Walk Away the Pounds videos and using our Bowflex at home.  I had tried running, but I approached it wrong and hated it the first time around.  It wasn’t until I did the Couch to 5K that I figured out it wasn’t all or nothing.  I also found a bike that fit me that was a hybrid and I began biking a lot, which became more and more fun for me.

What is your favorite form of exercise?  Biking far and away is my favorite, favorite exercise! I don’t even think of it as exercise. Fitness is just a bonus from the fun I have. [Read more…]