I will begin coaching my next Couch to 5K session at Catalyst next week. We worked on planning for the current program and for the future. The meeting left me with some great ideas, fantastic opportunities and left me with an optimistic outlook on everything I'm working towards. Goals and opportunities aren't only within reach .... they are happening. And they are also going to happen for those ladies committing to these sessions. They've stepped outside of their comfort zone and are making it happen. Gail, who surprisingly isn't a runner, is also going to be a member of our group.
Jim and Gail Stinzi (HERE) are are the cute husband and wife team that own the running store. I'm so grateful that they reached out to me, after meeting me only briefly in 2011, to see if we could work together in this capacity. I am so happy that they believe in me, my abilities, and my enthusiasm for the sport and for life.
Jim (HERE) is the Head Coach for Distance for the University of Wisconsin Women's Track Team. And, I am so incredibly proud that he called me store's "trainer" tonight. Ha ... me?!?!? I had the great opportunity to get fit by Jim for new running shoes tonight, as I'm trying to see what's out there, besides my Brooks Adrenalines. I was floored when he brought out not one, but two, huge stacks of stability shoes and placed them on the funky, animal print chairs in the store. I was in HEAVEN!!! He had fit my clients before, but experiencing it for myself was an eye opener. Every shoe was different and he described each shoe and it's structure just how I would while wearing it. I was impressed.
This great opportunity happened because: I attended an expo, stepped outside of my comfort zone, founded someone I connected with on a personal level, and handed her my business card.