Introducing our very own running expert, Rach. Is there anything Rach can't do? We're yet to find anything. This happy-go-lucky chick will inspire you to move, achieve your goals and laugh til your belly hurts (just don't park in her car spot!). Meet Rachel...

Tell us a bit about you.

I'm 46 years old. Have been married to my husband Michael for 17 years and we have 2 teenage boys - Nash and Zane. I am also a running coach and ex-primary school teacher. Up until last year I was an avid ultramarathon runner but in March I was diagnosed with a serious heart condition called ARVC (Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy), meaning I am no longer allowed to run. Many people thought that losing running might have a large impact on my life, but I am still heavily involved in the running world via my coaching, my work and also as a volunteer.

What keeps you fit and active?

No longer being able to run, I enjoy walking these days, Reformer Pilates and strength workouts.

Do you have any tips to share to help with motivation and accountability?

As they say - "find your people". I think this is so true and once you find a buddy (or a bunch of them) to meet up with and keep you accountable, your commitment to exercise will be more about happiness and friendship rather than hard work, making it a breeze!

What's your favourite RunFaster print and/or style?

ALL of them!! Haha! The RF Signature and Aquafit materials are my faves. I love the crew jumpers too.

Any other stories or comments?

Our running group (Rachel's Runners) has a motto - YES YOU CAN - and I believe if you really want to do something, you will find a way. Don't doubt yourself, just become better equipped with the tools to help you achieve your goals and little by little, you will get there.

You can read more about Rachel on her website or follow her on Instagram @rachels_runners


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