Marathoner Jody Stoops, who lives in Yorba Linda, Calif. with husband Mike and their three teenagers--Alex, 19, Bennett, 16, and Claire, 13--is behind the coaching site Cross My Heart Fitness. Jody, 45, strives to help her clients improve their lives through “nutritional, spiritual, and physical training.”
Running Skirt or Capris? BOTH! I love the running skirt capris from Athleta.
Must-have fuel post-run: Vega chocolate protein powder, frozen banana, fresh spinach, and coconut water.
Worst running-related injury: Fractured femoral head requiring surgery (3 screws) right after I got my first Boston qualifier. I had to be on crutches with no walking or driving for 6 weeks. Lots of soul-searching and prayer kept me focused and positive. It was a great learning lesson to power through.
Best part about being a runner and coach: Running the race alongside those you are coaching and watching them cross the finish line! I love helping others reach their goals and find the power within to accomplish them.