Organizer - USAFIT Cypress
When I joined USA FIT Cypress in 2009, I had not run in 15 years. I started running in middle school where I was the distance runner – all two miles of it! I was a middle-of-the-pack runner, never really winning my events, but I stuck with it because I loved running and I loved the sense of community. After high school, I stopped running and started cycling with some of the members of the Texas State mountain bike team. I rode a few collegiate races, but I was really slow. Post college, I ran, mountain biked and rode my road bike off and on but never competitively again until seven years ago.
After my youngest turned 4, I turned to exercise to get rid of the 40 pounds I had slowly packed on during two pregnancies and 10 years. I found the treadmill and the repetitive three mile loop by my house very boring, so I looked for ways to shake it up. I tried adventure racing and marathoning. Six full marathons, dozens of half marathons, multiple sprint distance triathlons and adventure races later, I am hooked. I’ve come into my stride!
Having been a member, a coach and organizer, the single most important lesson that I have learned is that success isn’t measured by one finish line, it is measured by the constant pursuit the next finish line.
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