"Now, my athletic journey is defined more by the people I bring along than the people I leave behind."
I was a coach before I was an athlete.
That might sound weird, especially considering I was an accomplished high school and collegiate athlete. Those results came on natural ability--getting my heart rate up and going hard.
Being an athlete is more nuanced. It involves combining challenge, knowledge, and support in just the right amounts to curiously push against an individual's self-imposed limits.
Isn't it funny how others can see things that we so often cannot see in ourselves? When I started coaching at Boston College, it was my job to see potential where the athletes in the pool saw (or felt) limitation. I noticed how decisions connected to outcomes, and I learned how to communicate the link between those decisions and desired outcomes.
After 2 years on the pool deck, I turned that coaching eye on myself and embarked on a 12-year journey as a professional triathlete. I went from a novice who didn't know what it meant to be in "the big ring" (on the bike) to one of the best triathletes in the world.
I learned to unlock my athletic potential by turning my coaching eye inward and accomplished goals I'd only dreamed about--competing at an Olympic Games and winning a World Championship as part of Team USA. Now, my athletic journey is defined more by the people I bring along than the people I leave behind.
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