FIT6: Runner Jaime Couch

FIT6: Runner Jaime Couch

Every week, the Louisville Women’s Sports Network highlights a local woman by asking her six questions about her health and fitness routine. This week’s guest is Jaime Couch. If there is a woman you’d like us to feature, email suggestions to ashli@louisvillewomensports.com.

IMG_8213Tell Us a Little About Yourself

My name is Jaime Couch. I am a mother of two young girls, a full time employee, and runner. Running is my passion, but the last two years have been all about balance – with very little sleep!  I work for AmeriSave Mortgage as a processor/processor Trainer.  Madison (2) and Maci (1) are my number one priority and I just love being a mother.

While running was my first true love, I still strive to find balance and be the best runner I can be.  Most of my runs take place before they wake so that I don’t miss time with them.  Thank goodness for an amazing husband wh ohelps keep me sane and helps me balance it all.

Six Questions About Your Fitness & Health

1) What is your weekly training/exercise routine? 

I try to run five days per week with speed on Wednesday and long runs on Saturday.

2) How do you prepare for a workout? 

Right now, my workouts are super early and I do very little to prepare.  I try to get to bed at a decent hour, but before the workout, I have a cup of coffee to wake up and then hit the road.

3) What do you eat, drink or do for quick energy? 

I love GU gels when running long.  Otherwise, I’m a water drinker.  For quick energy, I’ll eat an English muffin with almond butter and coffee.  Coffee is a must these days (smiley face).

4) What is your daily nutritional meal plan when training?  IMG_8214

It’s all about balance.  I perform better with more protein than carbs.  I really try to take in a lot of protein.  A normal lunch would be shredded chicken, brown rice/quinoa, and kale.

5) What do you snack on between meals when training? 

Almonds, lara bars, protein shakes.

6) What are your fitness & health goals? 

My ultimate goal is to be fit for life.  I’d like to always be running and stay active for multiple reasons.  Selfishly, I love to compete with myself and set goals to train for.  But, I also want to be a positive role model in my girls’ lives.  Now that Maci is one, I’d like to get back into the longer distances and focus on speed for the half marathon.