(Confetti flies, horns blow..you get the picture I’m trying to paint.) I am surrounded by some amazing friends, and they’ve been up to some uber amazing things. Pardon the bragging, but allow me to love on my friends.
Occupation: MBA kid by day, gym rat, entrepreneur and rock climber by night.
Recent feat: Third place in his FIRST triathlon.
When your friends tell you they have a big race coming up, of course you’re wishing them the best. Taylor showed us. This kid killed it. A tri in Colorado’s high altitude is worth the bragging rights of a solid finish. He trained hard and it certainly showed.
Occupation: Legit communications job, when she’s not cleaning up at tri races on the weekend.
Recent feat: This isn’t the first time y’all have seen this woman in action. Well, she’s become a BFD when the good people over at Team Sport Factory decided to sponsor her! She’s the most bubbly, cheerful athlete I know. I can’t imagine where her kick ass nature comes from, but she’s a born winner and natural competitor. I swear she makes it look too easy.
Occupation: Mother/Rock Star
Recent feat: Keeping her patience with her children, and keeping up with Andrew and I as we hauled her on a two-hour trek on a local mountain. My mom rocks my socks. She is probably responsible for my workout regularity. No fancy equipment or gym required for this pistol. She gets up every day and does her workout DVD in the morning and walks/jogs at night. When she can’t sleep she’s been known to wake up in the wee hours, workout and finally get some good Zzz’s. She juggles one of the busiest, most demanding work schedules but always finds time for her workouts. She walks for charitable causes and is always cheer-leading everyone on.
These are normal folks who have managed to produce damn impressive track records, pun intended. Personal inspiration that I think we all can relate to.
It’s important to support your friends and family. Feel free to spread the lovefest and tell us who you’re proud of!