Samantha Pruitt’s Excouch Potato Blog

Excouch Potato Blog: Blood, Sweat and Fears Can’t Hold Us Back

Posted by on October 15, 2012 at 10:05 am

Excouch Potato Blog Samantha Pruitt, October 12, 2012   Blood, Sweat and Fears Can’t Hold Us Back Athletes are risk takers. They live adventurous lives off of the couch and outside the box. Call us endorphin junkies, type A over achievers, Honey Badgers or weekend warriors and we simply respond “BRING IT ON!” We [...]

Giving Back To Your Sport Compounds The Interest In Your Own Bank Account

Posted by on September 12, 2012 at 10:43 am

Excouch Potato Blog August 31, 2012 There are countless reasons I have embraced the multi- sport training and racing lifestyle. From my fluffy beginnings as a sweat band, tube sock, spandex clad 5k walk-jogger thru my metamorphosis into a now ultra distance runner and Ironman triathlete I have been truly blessed. I get to travel [...]

Excouch Potato Turns Ultra Woman: “If Your Gonna Dream, Dream BIG or Go Back To Bed”

Posted by on July 19, 2012 at 10:13 am

July 17, 2012 I believe in dreaming BIG. In work and in play there is no reason a person deserves  anything less than a BIG full life and it all begins with a dream. Once I became an Excouch Potato, my entire world changed and I decided to set annual birthday goals for achieving BIG dreams. Once [...]

ExCouch Potato Turns UltraWoman: “UltraMen may be from Mars, but UltraWOmen are from the whole Universe”

Posted by on June 8, 2012 at 9:15 am

I just can’t hold it in! I have to shout out from the mountain tops and laugh myself to tears in the valleys. I’M IN LOVE! HOT SWEATY HEAD OVER DUSTY TRAIL COVERED HEELS LOVE! With who you ask? My very own prince charming ‘Ultra Life’ that is who! It seems this new Ultra galaxy [...]

Samantha Pruitt Reflects on ULTRAWOMAN Journey!

Posted by on May 26, 2012 at 1:21 pm

ExCouch Potato Turns UltraWoman: “There is a fine line between genius and insanity and I am lucky enough to have smudged that line with sweat”   First off, sorry I dropped off the face of the Blog Planet the last 10 weeks. I really did miss it and am so glad is back and [...]

ExCouch Potato Turns UltraWoman: “Building A Foundation One Slice At A Time”

Posted by on March 7, 2012 at 4:20 pm

True, cardiovascular endurance and overall running economy are very important to my UltraWoman goal. However, building foundational strength now- results in raw power and reduced injury risk so that I will be able to log those big miles later on. Longer, leaner and faster. Long distance and Ultra racing require a strong WHOLE body in [...]

ExCouch Potato Turns Ironwoman: Breaking Hearts… But Whose?

Posted by on February 8, 2012 at 4:40 pm

“Don’t you know that breaking up is hard to do… I know, I know that it’s true!” With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I have to confess that is my current theme song… for my relationship with my couch, that is. Since I’m in confession mode, I may as well spill the whole bag of [...]

Excouch Potato Turns Iron(wo)man: The Ironman Tattoo!

Posted by on December 30, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Nov 20, 2011 I swam, biked then ran 140.6 Miles non-stop in 14hours and 17 minutes and became an IRONMAN
Two Weeks later on December 3rd I ran a trail ultra 34miles nonstop up 5,000 feet of mountain at the SF North Face Challenge
12 days later on December 15th I had a hysterectomy.
15 days later (today) I got my hard earned ULTRAWOMAN Tattoo in the Ironman font & with the letter M as the MDot Ironman logo!

LTR Radio Show: Ironman Arizona With Samantha Pruitt

Posted by on December 1, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Ryan and Paul chat with Central Coast Triathlon Club Coach Samantha Pruitt about her inspiring journey of going from an overweight couch potato to an Ironwoman! She went from nearly 60 pounds overweight, tired, and feeling crappy to a lean and mean triathlon machine after recently dominating Ironman Arizona! You can read her training and [...]

Excouch Potato Turns Iron(wo)man: “Excouch Potato…..YOU are an IronWOman!”

Posted by on November 30, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Let’s rewind to last Sunday, Nov. 20th 7am in Tempe, Arizona and re-live the proudest 14 hours and 17 minutes of my life, shall we? Just before sunrise, I stood wearing one of the 643 pink caps mixed in with the 1798 green ones, in a dark sea of wetsuit-covered bodies. Close enough to feel [...]