Profile: Asst Coach Sandra

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Assistant Coach Sandra Morris has been coaching with Portland Fit for more than four years. She has completed the Portland Marathon twice.

Favorite Marathon:
I would have to say Portland, because it’s the only one I’ve done. It is fun to see the course in your home town and know that you have covered several miles of the city

Biggest obstacle you face in training:
That darn plantar fasciitis

Favorite race day musician/song:
Hot in Here by Nelly

PR:
4:38

What motivates you to keep going when the going gets tough?
I’m famous in the Portland Fit video for saying,” If Oprah can do it, I can do it,” but really my motivation now is to stay active and healthy with all of the friends I have met in Portland Fit.

Best advice you’ve ever received:
“Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should,” in reference to sticking to your training schedule
and not over doing it

Favorite running gear:
Comfortable running shoes that have pink

The intangible benefits of Portland Fit:
Our closest and dearest friends are people I met during my first year at Portland Fit. We run, walk, swim, golf, cycle, ski, travel (to Italy last year), wine taste, cook, spend all the major holidays together and consider each other as family. Portland Fit has changed my life in so many ways.