My name is Laura and I live in Northern Virginia. I am a mild mannered lawyer by day, and a daring fitness enthusiast at all times.
(I still cannot leap tall buildings but I am working on it.)
(And no, I am not a bird, a plane, or a frog.)
In 2002, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was very, very lucky in that it was detected early and that it could be treated accordingly. At the time, I was already committed to fitness, although I still had a lot to learn. Nevertheless, being in decent shape made all the difference in my recovery time.
When things like this happen to you, your entire outlook in life changes. We realize that life is too short, and that we may as well make the most of it. Being as fit as you can allows you to do more things with your life. It also makes you stronger inside and out.
At 55, I decided to enter my first figure competition. I must say, I had a blast and I plan to do it again. I also like to fight historical rapier and love to bike as well.
An active body helps you keep an active mind, and I’m not ready for the rocking chair.