NAME: Sharon Madison-Fricker
AGE: 42 (as of last week)
NICKNAME: When I was a child my grandfather called me “Short Stop” because I was so small and fast. I actually thought that was my name until my Mom corrected me in a supermarket. I secretly wish that I had an adult nickname lol.
HOMETOWN: Complicated. The day before I was born my family moved from southern CA to Memphis, TN. When I was 2 years old we moved back to Thousand Oaks, CA. When I was 12 (against my severe protests) we moved to Commack, NY. I learned to love it and now consider Long Island my home. I have lived in Chicago and in Florida and I couldn’t wait to move back to Long Island each time.
CURRENT TOWN: Ronkonkoma
MARITAL STATUS: Married and in love for 18 years come November ❤
PETS: Buttercup (60lb terrier mix) and Fiona (70+lb pitbull/lab mix) – Otherwise known as The Princesses or The Girls.
OCCUPATION: Full Time: Marketing Manager for an International Courier and Customs Brokerage company. Part Time: Yoga Instructor
EDUCATION: BA in Psychology from SUNY Stonybrook, MBA from Dowling, Certified Yoga Instructor
FAVORITE SONG: Depends on the day and activity. I love my yoga music and make it a big part of my classes. “For What It’s Worth” re-mix by DJ Drez is in almost every one of my class playlists. Alternative metal and workout re-mix is key for a good run and/or workout. “A Warrior’s Call” by Volbeat is a must for the hills. 1960’s rock, Depeche Mode, Country, POD… too much to choose from. Yes, I know that I am a mess.
FAVORITE KICKS: I love my Brooks but I have my eyes on a pair of Hoka One – I hear they are like running on clouds.
MAIN INTERESTS: Running (obviously), Yoga, My Dogs, Strength Training, Obstacle Racing, hiking, anything outdoors really, all things silly and fun, Golf, travel, health & wellness, cooking, anything history related….
WO AM I?: The true crux of who I am, my true purpose, is inspiration and help for others. Everything that I am comes from a place of love and a genuine drive to help other people love themselves, find the courage to be themselves and become the best versions of themselves.
WORDS TO LIVE BY: 1. PERSPECTIVE! 2. Don’t sweat the small stuff.
OK, so, DON’T MIND THE MESS! Where do I even start? When Lou asked me to be the warrior of the week I was so flattered and honored. I truly enjoy reading the posts from everyone else each week and you all have such amazing stories. So, here goes…. I will try to not write a novel. Read more