o one journeys through life alone … at least successfully. And while my positivity, success, and happiness are mine to own, I’ve had — and continue to have — a lot of great support along the way. It’s more than likely true for you, too!
As I continue my journey and strive for my goal to participate in at least one fitness event in all 50 of the United States before I hit 30 years old, I am working to acquire sponsors to help me achieve that objective, and here is where I want to thank and recognize those sponsors.
In the past year (2011-2012) I've had the fortune to connect with two great sponsors who are helping me expand and enhance my challenge participation: Giant® Bicycles and Bike World. I'm also looking forward to my new sponsorship relationship with Ryno Running in 2013.
Thanks to Jason Overman from Giant and Forrest and Bif Ridgway from Bike World (in Iowa), I have added triathlons to my repertoire of races beginning in 2012. Because of their generosity, I now own a beautiful Avail 1 road bike on which I can train and compete. But, it's not just me! These sponsors extended their kindness to include my fiancé Daniel Wright. Daniel and I are now training together, which always makes me happy!
Also, beginning in 2012, I'll be racing in top of the line gear thanks to Champion System apparel. Roni Kaylin and the team at Champion System are making sure both Daniel and I look like champions no matter what type of race we are in.
But support comes in many forms, and I’d also like to use this page to honor the people in my life who have helped further my journey as a fit, healthy person, and who have stood by, helped and inspired my journey to get where I am today!