Life Lessons learned from 70.3 miles

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Life Lessons learned from 70.3 miles

  1. 1. 70.3 miles and a tshirt to prove it
  2. 2. <ul><li>SWIM 1.2 miles </li></ul><ul><li>BIKE 56 miles </li></ul><ul><li>RUN 13.1 miles </li></ul><ul><li>70.3 miles & bragging rights </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>SOME SAY “I CAN’T” </li></ul><ul><li>SOME SAY “I CAN ” </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Everyone fears the unknown. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>How you overcome the pain is how successful you are. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>You can quit - they won’t know </li></ul><ul><li>YOU WILL KNOW </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Everyone waiting for the “moment” </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Similar to taking that chance in your life </li></ul><ul><li>You wait for the opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>You just need to jump! </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>You will tell yourself to stop. To give up. </li></ul><ul><li>That it’s easier to give up. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>People around you will make you stronger </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><ul><li>Make the transition and don’t look back. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><ul><li>1997 - 1998 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>235 pounds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No confidence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Depressed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 k run </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><ul><li>6 months later </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>185 pounds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Confident </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strong </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entrepreneur </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><ul><li>Inspiration from a coach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inspiration from my family </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inspiration from myself </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><ul><li>My first race </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>500 m swim </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>20 k bike </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 k run </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><ul><li>You will always have </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>hurdles along the way </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><ul><li>Accept those hurdles and work your way through them. </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>2007-2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Ironman 70.3 athlete </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsored by Fresh Air Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsored by Ultralink </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>2010-2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Ironman 70.3 World Championships </li></ul><ul><li>Ironman 2011 </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><ul><li>Be prepared. Take a jump! </li></ul></ul>

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