Welcome to Peanut Butter & Deadlifts!
I’m 18 years young 😉 I graduated high school in June 2011 and I have taken a gap year before college. My passion is health and wellness, it is just what makes sense to me. I plan to pursue a career directly related to fitness/nutrition! I am not a certified trainer or dietitian. I am always willing to answer your questions based on my own experiences but my advice should not replace that of a doctor.
I grew up competing with Extreme Air, a nationally competitive jump rope team. Yeah that’s right, jump rope. Double under showdown, anyone? I stopped at age 11 which is when I began to struggle with questioning myself and my overall worth. From that point through my senior year I struggled with an eating disorder. I still deal with it but I’ve come to a certain level of acceptance with myself. Goals have changed, priorities have been set but most importantly life changes and I have finally began to learn who I am.
I’m currently training for the 2012 Spartan Death Race. Why? Because I loved the thrill and fear that I got from jump rope and I miss it. When I stopped I felt like I was missing a whole part of me. Ever since then I have tried soccer, track, softball, and cross-country but nothing hit home. I did my first Spartan Race in Killington VT in August 2011. I LOVED it and since then have pushed myself even harder to become both a better person and increase my athletic performance. I still want a harder challenge so I’ve signed up for the 2012 Death Race.
I am obsessed with both peanut butter and deadlifting… Hence the blog title.
Why I do what I do-
- I love lifting heavy objects, not just barbells. Rocks? Tires? You name it… it just has to weigh more than I do.
- People need to start believing in themselves, at the end of the day we are all we have
- I find challenging myself both mentally and physically to be fun
- Lifting is badass 😉
- Growing up competition was what I loved and lived with, so it makes sense to continue with it
- I enjoy writing
- To show people balance is achievable
- Adventure/obstacle racing is awesome!
- Social media fascinates me, I’m also kind of a dork
- To prove something to myself each day
- To constantly remind myself that I’m alive. Training might be fun but it’s also tough. It constantly keeps you on your toes and ready for something bigger and better.
- Because it’s fun
Thank you for stopping by my site 🙂
Contact info: lacourse (dot) sarah (at) yahoo (dot) com