You CAN Do This!
You know how I know? Because you can do hard things! Here are a few examples from my personal life:
I was once someone who thought I couldn't run. Although I spent two hours a day at the gym, I couldn't run even 1/10 mile around the track at the gym when my trainer decided that all of her clients needed to add cardiovascular training to the strength training we were doing.
With the help of the mamas in our training group, I slowly built my endurance (but not before threatening to quit training because I absolutely hated running!)
A few months in, I was entering 5Ks, and pushing my limits with half marathons. Before long, I was training for marathons and triathlons. And loving every minute.
I went through an overzealous stage where I became a sidelined, frequently-injured runner. And that led me to become a running coach. For the past 10 years, I've studied everything related to endurance, physiology, injury-prevention, mindset, and motivation that I could get my hands on. And, I'm here to put all that knowledge to work for you.
Another hard thing...
Another hard thing I endured was when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was in peak condition when I discovered a dimple on my breast. Honestly, it wasn't even the bilateral mastectomy that scared me. It was more worried about what people would think when I lost my hair during chemo! I didn't want to be treated as "sick" or "incapable."
To help with my mindset, I decided I would run a 5K for each round of chemo and then celebrate the end of treatment with a half marathon.
I trained throughout chemo, and crossed the finish line with my friends. Finishing the race wasn't the high I expected it to be. But I now know that it really was the journey that mattered. Focusing on my training, sharing progress with my friends, having something to look forward to each day brought me joy during one of the biggest challenges of my life.
And Now, Endurance Kayaking...
In 2023, I took on my biggest athletic challenge yet: the MR340, a grueling 340 mile paddling race across the state of Missouri. To achieve this goal, learned everything I could about kayaking in the span of four months. This race was both physical and mental, a battle of the elements, and one of the most incredible experiences of my life.
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I've navigated hard times and want to share the tools I've used to develop resilience, a positive mindset, and the confidence it takes to keep moving forward when it feels like life keeps knocking you down.
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