How old are you?
How long have you been training and how did you get started?
Claire: I’ve loved sports my whole life and have always been game to try or play anything.
Katie: Three years- seemed like a good idea after my last baby.
What's your sport and/or fitness background?
Claire: I had the privilege to be exposed to all kinds of sport. The sport that made the biggest difference in my life growing up was soccer. I had the most unbelievable coaches that impacted my life beyond words. I am forever grateful to them for giving up their time; it made such a difference to me.
Katie: Runner and equestrian.
What's your most recent sport and/or fitness accomplishment?How long did it take you to prepare?
Claire: Training for The North Face Endurance Challenge half-marathon in San Francisco. It took 4-months to prepare but didn’t feel that long because I had great training partners and the most beautiful terrain for our Sunday runs.
Katie: Training for The North Face Endurance Challenge half-marathon in San Francisco, it took about 4-months to prepare.
What does a typical training week look like for you?
Claire: It varies but I try to shoot for 2 gym sessions and one day of cardio.
Katie: Usually 2 gym sessions, and 2- 3 running sessions.
What's your favorite exercise? Why?
Claire: Pull-ups, just because.
Katie: Med ball slams. They are deeply satisfying.
What's your least favorite exercise? Why?
Katie: I dread TRX Inverted Row – I keep thinking if I fall into a well, and someone throws me a rope, will I ever get out?
Favorite time of the day to workout.
Katie: I really like midmorning workouts - it's a great time of day to get sweaty.
What's something sport and/or fitness related you would like to try, but haven't?
Claire: I’ve always wanted to try biathlon. How freakin’ cool would that be?! Move over James Bond.
Katie: I like the idea of riding a bike. However, I am not too sure what that would look like exactly. Still thinking about it…
What's the next sport and/or fitness goal you would like to accomplish?
Claire: I would like to speed up pace running and I’m thinking about a sprint triathlon.
Did you get any cool results from your training that you weren't expecting? If yes, what were they?
Claire: Did I get any cool results from my training that I wasn’t expecting? I learned that Sasha has been hiding the fact she is a professional karaoke singer on the side – that was unexpected!
If you were a superhero, who would it be and/or what's one superpower you would like to have?
Katie: I wish I could fly! Without a doubt, it would be the most freeing feeling I can think of. A bird’s eyes view of the world would be a superb perspective.
Claire: I have too many, I love reading but the best books I’ve read this year are: “In the Unlikely Event" and "The Dry".
Katie: One of my favorites has to be "The Island" by Victoria Hislop. I fall head over heels for historical fiction and the backdrop of this story is fascinating.
Claire: “The Fugitive” (on my top ten!)
Katie: Despite what many people think of him, Adam Sandler is priceless in "Billy Madison". This movie is light-hearted, playful and has brilliant lines in it that I quote when given the chance.
Katie: The River by Garth Brooks. It’s filled with nostalgia and a reminder that our goals are only within reach if we decide to place them there.
Favorite place you've ever traveled to. Why?
Claire: Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and South Africa (it was all on one trip). I always wanted to go and at the time I just took off and backpacked by myself. It was an awesome adventure – I met some incredible people and got to experience an amazing part of the world.
Who is one historical figure you would like to have a conversation with?
Claire: This isn’t quite the question but I would have liked to have gotten the chance to meet my grandfather who fought in WW2 and also my Grandmother who died soon after I was born.