This is the time of year when we reflect upon what we are thankful for. When I look back over the year I have had, I am thankful for so many things. First is for family. I have two great boys and a terrrific husband who without their help and understanding, I would never be able to do what I do. You make me a better women and coach.
I am thankful for friends who are always there to support me and help me in my goals. There are many of you out there who deserve a pat on the back. Thanks for having come into my life for what ever purpose or time I get with you, I am grateful. Some of you put me in my place when I get too crazy, bring me back to earth when I need to get real, support me when I feel down, and share my joy when things are good.
I am thankful for the clients that honor me by allowing me to help them reach their triathlon goals. I started my passion in triathlons solely in a selfish manner. It was all about me and how I did. Through coaching, you have allowed me to realize that the real joy in being part of the triathlon commmunity is in seeing my clients achieve their goals. This year was especially amazing for me. I coached a youth, who has challenges, do his first triathlon and place 3rd in his age group. I got to witness that face as he crossed the finish line and got his award. I will never forget it!! It will always be a highlight of my coaching career. I have a client that faces getting out of bed everyday with unbearable pain, do her first olympic triathlon and has a goal of doing a Half Ironman. I hope that I get to be part of that goal! I got to help clients who never imagined every doing an olympic triathlon not only do one, but do great in their age groups. I had several swim clients that I coached place in their age groups for the first time ever and others who were amazed at what they did in their swims. Some clients did their first triathon ever and did not stop. They went as far as to do a Half Ironman in their first year. It is true that real joy comes from helping others.
May we always remember those who enter our life , even if only for a brief moment in time. They impact who we are today and forever. Thanks to those who have entered my life this year and made it what it is. AMAZING!!!