This weekend kicks off six weeks of racing fun – Some of which I am participating in, some of which I am offering support and all of which are getting me very excited!
This weekend kicks off with 2 different events. CGI racing is putting on the Perfect 10 Miler all women’s race in Mercer County, New Jersey. My team of coached WAVES athletesand I will be there with many additional women racing with us as to form a larger WAVES presence. This marks a marathon prep run for some of us, some pushing for a personal 10 mile best and am inaugural race for my team mate Angie who will compete in her first 5K!
The best thing, by FAR about my job is the opportunity to be on a journey with my athletes as they go for their goals and dreams. This weekend will be no different.
And at the same time the 10 miler is going on, there will be 8 Team Healthier Generation athletes competing in the Chicago Marathon. I’m sad that I won’t be there to cheer them on but I will be with them in spirit as they race, spread awareness and raise money to support the Alliance for a Healthier Generation combat childhood obesity.
Just a weekend off and then it’s back to back Marathons (Marine Corps and NYC) for team Healthier Generation. Then it’s one more week to rest before the Philadelphia Marathon for 2 of my athletes and me.
So for the next 6 weeks I am talking race preparation, race strategy, mental maps, nutrition, mental toughness and mantras. Veterans and newcomers alike will be going for theirs on race day and getting them there prepared, confident and excited is what I will be about.