Courage….. a simple little word that embraces so much.   This blog is a little off the normal beat, but as we are bidding adieu to 2011 and welcoming 2012, one needs to reflect on the accomplishments and lessons learned and look forward to the adventures that are waiting in the coming months, for those of us who have the courage to seize them.

Courage defined me in 2011.  I relocated to a state I had only visited once as an adult.  I moved and then sought work.  I found myself somewhat isolated geographically and adapting to a new lifestyle.  It took courage to do that…. and running kept me sane through the winter months.  Without a car, and the ugly snow of last winter, running was the one thing I could do.  And as I kept my spirits high, the courage to reach out and expand my horizons was rewarded.

And I now find myself looking ahead to 2012.  I am honored to be a coach here for the GOTRIbal community.  I am blessed to be able to share some of my perspective, and insights as an athlete and coach.  I thoroughly enjoy the interactions I have with you, as you respond and reach out.  I look forward to continuing to serve you in the days, weeks and months ahead.  I look forward to growing within the community.

And….. as I have courage to continue to pursue my athletic goals and share coaching tools with you, I trust some of that courage will rub off.  Some of you are seasoned athletes, some are newbies.  Regardless of where you are in the sport and in your journey as an endurance athlete, it takes some courage to get up in the morning and lace your shoes to go forth and conquer.

2012…. is only hours away.  2012 is going to bring all kinds of adventures.  Let’s step forward together and seize her…. 2012….. BRING IT ON!!! We all have the COURAGE!

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