My name is Kiowana Phillips and I am 29 years old. Running is my life. I am a Sergeant First Class in the United States Army and I have been serving for over 12 years. I am a wife and mom of 2 boys. I am also a Certified Personal Trainer and a Heath and Fitness Coach.
When I'm not doing that, I am running or training in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu where I compete all over the United States. When I'm not doing that, I'm either studying (earning a PhD in Human Behavior) or writing another book. My 1st book is called "The Boy Who Smiles with His Heart".
Our oldest son Khaleb was diagnosed with Moebius Syndrome which is a paralysis of the face where he cannot smile. I wrote this book to spread awareness and give everyone insight on everything from birth until 9 years old. My husband Michael is also a Sergeant First Class in the United States Army. He I my biggest motivator and supporter. I love running with my husband. Even though I prefer to run alone, I'm happy when I run with him. I started running cross country in high school and since then, I have ran hundreds of races. I feel so alive when I run. It sets me free from life and I have a different view on every run. Running allows you to see things that you can't if you’re driving. I run a lot (maybe 25-60 miles a week), lift weights with my husband (in our home gym), and do Beachbody programs. My family is my priority. I am always thinking of different things for us to do.
This year our son Khaleb ran his 1st race despite having his feet broken twice. We were so proud of him. I follow you all on FB also. My advice to anyone wanting to start running is to just go out and do it. Start and take the first step. We can talk all day long about wanting to become a better person but until we make that first step, it's only a thought
Follow Kiowana's journey at https://www.facebook.com/teamphillipsfit
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