Lizzie Brenkus excelled in the professional world of publishing for a decade until she decided to chuck her corporate career in favor of full-time motherhood. Three months after having her second child, she began the journey of becoming an endurance triathlete and short and long distance runner, while being a mother of two.
A dancer most of her life, yogini, downhill skier, and dabbler in everything fitness, Lizzie discovered a love of running in 2008 at age 32. She progressed quickly making the podium at numerous races in all distances, including qualifying for the Boston Marathon, which she ran in 2010. A year after getting hooked on running races, she picked up cycling and swimming, and in 2009, competed in triathlons in all distances, including Ironman Arizona, regularly making the podium. She was also awarded the honor of 2009 Los Angeles Triathlon Club Newbie of the Year. This year, she continues to place in the top of her age group at running races and triathlons, and will race at the prestigious 2010 Kona Ironman World Championship in October.
Lizzie regards running and triathlon training as daily meditation on gratitude, devotion to excellence, exercise on focus, and a means to live fully, breathe deeply, and be in touch with the gift of life and movement. The journey of training is a daily gift and her mission is to help as many people as she can on that journey, less simply to run or compete in a race, and more to discover a unique spark of motivation, insight, self-worth, and well being. She is thrilled to share this goal with Lululemon as an Ambassador!
Lizzie holds a Bachelors degree from Princeton University in East Asian Studies, a Masters in Education from Harvard University, and a 200-hr yoga teacher certification from the Santa Barbara Yoga Center, with focus areas on yoga therapy, ayurveda, and yoga for children.