Picky AmBADASSadors

Erica van Heerden

Chicago, Illinois

Primary Discipline(s) Road Running, Trail Running, Strength Sports (Bodybuilding, Strongman, Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Crossfit)
Bucket List RaceBerlin Marathon, Tokyo Marathon
Favorite Picky Bars productblueberry boomdizzle
Off-Day ActivityStrength - full body, walking and stretching/yoga

Avid runner & athlete, grew up doing sports my entire life and fell in love with running about 5 years ago. Now I've done countless of races including 11 marathons and can't wait to continue to break those PRs. I run with a running team here in Chicago - DWRunning and overall through the running community have found my home here in the city. I'm originally from South Africa and have traveled (and run :)) all over the world including living in Shanghai, China for 2 years. Full time Corporate Finance Snr Manager therefore get my workouts in the mornings. Very sensitive stomach and Picky bars have been a saving grace for me. It's helped me win countless of age group awards, and even enabled me to win a marathon (small one) once! PRs currently at 1:22 for the half and 2:57 for the full. Hope to break the 2:55 barrier next! I swam for 10 years, in school, so perhaps one of these days I'll take on a triathlon or ironman. But not yet!