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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tell 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?
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.