Our scholarship program is for athletes
that have demonstrated exceptional ability while being relatively new to
an endurance sport. We invest in these young athletes in the hopes of
refining their talent to their greatest potential.
The season began with an age group win at the John Tanner sprint. Next to follow was the Lavaman Olympic distance in Hawaii where he place 3rd in the age group. Finally, was Hawaii 70.3 this past June where everything came together.
At what point does life cease to challenge you? This question is answered by decisions and choices; it is not a sentence. We are all creatures of comfort and habit, and as we age, it may be progressively harder to step outside our respective boxes. We become tentative and cautious; and sometimes it takes a push.
Teams carefully select the right gearing for a particular course to fully utilize all 27 speeds of their drive trains. But this was not challenging enough for team Independent Fabrication. They decided to do the race with just ONE gear and one speed.
I have worked with athletes who are emotionally fueled by a combination of every one of these motivators. I was surprised by Jackie Seibert�s, though; her motivator is her faith, which I find fascinating. It must be a powerful one as she recently finished 7th overall female and 2nd in her division at the Atlanta ING Marathon.
Two hundred and nineteen pounds and five foot tall - that was me just two and a half years ago. Until February of 2002 when I saw a photograph of myself from a friend's wedding. I had no idea how obese I had let myself become. I still saw myself as a size 12 even though I put on size 20-22 clothing regularly and only shopped at Lane Bryant. Still, it took me another three months to realize that I had to change my life in a big way. I began my new journey and new lease on life just a few days before my twenty sixth birthday.