Meet SPIbelt Ambassador Oksana
I am a ballerina-turned-marathoner who started my running journey just over 3 years ago. I grew up in San Luis Obispo, CA, and am currently based in Nashville, TN. Going to college in Boston, I had always watched the Boston Marathon as a spectator, but never in a million years imagined, I’d have the opportunity to run it one day. Fast forward 3 years, I’m training to run it this April. Running has changed my life for the better making me a stronger more resilient person, friend, etc. I got my first SPIbelt during my very first race just over 3.5 years ago and it’s been with me on nearly every run since. I couldn’t be more excited to represent SPIBelt as an ambassador this year. If you’re ever in the Nashville area, I’d love to lead you on a run!
What is your biggest goal for 2020?
While I have my sights set on continuing to PR in the marathon this year, my biggest goal is to cross the finish line at the Boston and Chicago Marathons with a smile on my face. These two marathons will be the first majors I’ll be racing in, and I want to make sure I enjoy every minute of it. I also want to continue stretching, hitting the track, and getting in speed work so I can continually work on becoming a stronger and faster runner while staying limber in the process.
What is your favorite SPIbelt product?
I’ve only ever worn the Original SPIbelt! It’s been on nearly every run I’ve been on since starting my running journey just over 3 years ago. I’m so excited to start branching out and trying out the Dual Pocket and Endurance Series belts. If they’re anything like the original, I already know I’m going to love them!
Coolest place you have taken your SPIbelt?
Across the finish line when I BQ’d!
What quote or motto keeps you motivated?
“What doesn’t challenge you won’t change you”