Resides: Manitou Springs, CO
Personal Website: www.amandabasham.com
Favorite Hiball Energy Product and why?
1. Black Unsweetened Cold Brew - I have an abnormal obsession with strong, delicious cold brew. Hiball’s black unsweetened cold brew gets my day started right and keeps me going all day long. It’s simple, strong and delicious.
2. Peach Sparkling Energy Water - This is a perfect afternoon pick me up when I’ve consumed too much cold brew. I love drinking one of these before an afternoon run. It gives me the energy I need and puts me in that "I'm ready to crush this workout" mode.
Top 5 music playlist?
I LOVE country music so that’s usually my goto. It’s hard to pick 5 favorite songs, but my top 5 favorite artists are Jason Aldean, Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line and Dustin Lynch.
Who/What is your inspiration?
My high school coach, Billy Snow, has been my inspiration since I was 17. He is the epitomy of a perfect coach. Not only in his knowledge and ability to get someone to peak physical shape, but because of his outlook on life and coaching philosophy. All he wants is for his athletes and students to give their best. If they do that then place, time or grade is irrelevant. All you can do is give YOUR best and everything will work out. He has taught me that in both running and life.
Highlight of your career thus far?
Placing in the top 5 at the 2016 Western States 100 was my best performance by far. The most fun was the 2016 TransRockies Run with my partner, Keely Henninger.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
A professional athlete. Dreams do come true.
What does it mean for you to be a Hiballer?
I only represent brands I believe in and Hiball is one of them. As a Highballer I’m part of a team committed to providing healthy & delicious product that support an active lifestyle. Hiball has helped me get through long work & training days so I want to spread the Hiball love to others.
Charity Organizations or support:
Achilles Pikes Peak - Colorado Springs
Quote to live by:
"Relentless Forward Progress."
"Strength is the product of your struggle. You must do what others don’t to achieve what others won't."
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