All About Alaina

Hi y’all, I’m Alaina and welcome to my Starting Lain! (Lane/Lain, ya like what I did there?). I’m a (south) Jersey girl who moved to Baltimore for college, then 9 years later, and 4 weeks post-wedding,
moved to Charleston SC. I’m a fur momma to 3 dogs, a wife, and a small business owner! Come on my journey as I improve my fitness, try out new things, compete in races, and all the other little life things that change our bodies! Life is all about new beginnings – we just have to step up to the starting line.


From the top of the couch we have Rowdy, Harper and Kona
All my loves in 1 spot. A tiny spot… Visiting family means we get real close

I started a business when we moved to Charleston, teaching Surfset classes! Yes – the Shark Tank idea. The polar opposite of the job I left behind, which was GM of a candy and ice cream store. Seriously – best job ever but not for my waistline. Thank God for my trainer, David. Anywho- I’ve always been active and understanding of how important physical fitness is and when we moved, I knew this was my time to try something new. I love teaching these classes, coming up with new concepts and working one-on-one with my clients to help them achieve something. Plus, it’s super fun getting on board!

Wave runners
Criss-cross waverunners. Also, how gorgeous is Charleston?
Surf hurdles to end the class

Currently, I’m training for the Spartan Trifecta that I WILL complete at the end of October. My husband started obstacle course racing and I was (am!) his proud cheerleader but never really thought I would do it. The more I watched the more I wanted to try. We did our first race in March ’16 and I was hooked. I couldn’t believe I came in 6th for my age group at the Spartan Sprint. Having a goal pushed me harder and having the chance to compete again got my blood flowing!

Fire jump before the finish line

I’m launching this blog today because I am 1 month out from my first Spartan Beast and I’m a little scared but a lot excited. I’m training solo which is as mental as it is physical- perfect way to get into that racer mindset. My goals are to ring the bell at the top of the rope climb and to avoid as many burpees as possible! I’m even joining my mom in September for her first Sprint race in Philly. Families that race together…

Mom working hard. She’ll probably kill me when she sees this..

I should also mention I have moderate scoliosis – nothing you can see looking at me but my spine is doing it’s own thing in there. I see a chiropractor weekly (who was quite surprised I wasn’t in pain upon meeting me) and try to always remember to protect it. I mention it because I can’t really find any information on moderate scoliosis, most of the info out there is for very severe cases, and I know I can’t be alone in this. So if you suffer from ol’ scoli, as I like to call it, or back pain in general, I hope to share some information and my own therapy process!

Woo hoo! We made it to the end!

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