Kathleen’s Story

Hi BOKStars! This is Kathleen, the Executive Director and one of the founders of BOKS. In our inaugural blog post, I thought it would be nice to share a little bit about me and what types of physical activity I enjoy.

Physical activity is a big part of my home life. We have a white board in our mudroom that lists our family workouts. These include things like push-ups, burpees, and laps around the neighborhood. It’s really important to me that my whole family has a healthy lifestyle. By planning it out beforehand, I make sure that everyone in our family makes time to get some exercise. I have also found that working out with my kids, Paige and Cam, is a great way to spend time together. We usually end up having a lot of fun, too! Even though I love working out with my kids, my favorite (and most reliable) workout partner is my four year old Golden Retriever, Bella. Bella is the best—she loves to run, walk, and even hike with me. Her favorite activity is fetch. She could run after her tennis ball for hours. Just like me, she’ll do anything to get outside and moving! Bella loves to go to BOKS too – check out this picture of her in a BOKS t-shirt!

Exercise is such a priority for me because I truly believe that exercise is medicine. Even if I can only get outside for a quick walk, it makes a difference. It relaxes me and helps me get my mind focused and ready to work. Before important meetings, I like to go for a long run to help clear my mind and destress before getting back to work. I even go on walking meetings with my staff in order to combine work and physical activity. Exercise has become an integral part of my daily routine and I have definitely reaped the benefits. Not only does it help my mental well-being, but it’s also a nice way for my family to spend time together.

So, BOKStars, get out and get active!