About Me

Hello there!  Welcome to the Busy Girl’s Guide to Running.  My name is Sheila and I’m a runner!
I know we’re all busy and have our own story and this blog is a little bit of mine.

I try to stay healthy and fit as much as possible with some notable vices. I’ve been running for as long as I remember. Over the years, its always been my go-to exercise and I find it really is the best way for me to maintain my weight, release stress and improve my mood. I’ve run my fair share of 5Ks, 10K, 10-mile runs and half marathons. I’ve trained with trainers, coached others along the way and picked some many tricks of the trade that I’m happy to share with you. I hope you also enjoy my journey as I continue to train for races, work to improve my time, tackle hill training, enjoy a weekly spin class and more!

Below is just a little bit more about who I am:Sheila Bender Coach

  • First and foremost, I’m a RUNNER!
  • Certified health coach.  I love nutrition!
  • Busy marketing professional.
  • Too many interests to list out!
  • Haven’t found a self-help topic I didn’t want to try.
  • My kindle is filled with book downloads just waiting to be read – if I ever find enough time.
  • Recently discovered podcasts (yea, I’m behind) while running. Kill two birds with one stone.
  • Don’t know how to do things half way. I’m an extremist by nature.
  • Classic Type A.
  • Loves sleep – 8 hours minimum!
  • Craves a hard spin class – at least once a week.
  • Wine is the key to my heart… red or white, doesn’t matter. The bigger the better. No sweet stuff allowed.
  • Philly sports fan! E-A-G-L-E-S!
  • Loyal friend.
  • Other people would say fearless, but I’m not so sure. So, I’ll say “wanna-be-fearless.”
  • Daughter, sister, sister-in-law, aunt (of the greatest nephew in the world).
  • Traveler! Take me back to Paris.
  • Frequent stress ball.
  • And, now… blogger!

Sounds like you or everyone you’ve ever met, right? We all have so many roles and interests that we take on in our lives. We’re all busy. So, I started this blog so the every day girl can find solace HalfMarathon_Gearin getting started running for the first time or the experienced runner doing her twentieth big race, or the girl just looking to stay healthy and fit through running (and a few other activities mixed in).

We all struggle to find balance. This tells you how I’m finding mine. Hope you find some of these posts useful, inspiring, or even just humorous.

Thanks for stopping by!