A couple of months ago, I auditioned for CapitalSpeaks, an event at my company that was designed to provide associates with the opportunity to "share, connect, and inspire." I was thrilled to be selected to participate. On October 8, I shared my story with an audience of 300+ people.
It's probably no surprise that I talked about my Ironman journey. What did surprise me is that this experience was not unlike an Ironman - I put my heart and time into preparing for it, I had an amazing coach (Michael Balaoing), I shared the experience with 6 other associates who had the same goal and worked hard to attain it, and I ended up incredibly proud of a job well done at the end. I feel honored to have been a part of this event and thankful to everyone who had a part in it.
|Q&A session with all 7 speakers.|
|Super fun times at the reception afterwards with coach Michael Balaoing!|
|So happy that most of my friends at work were there to support me. (Selfie by Joanna, Tim, and Mari)|
|My favorite part of my page of the program is Jordan Rapp's quote: "If you have a dream, pursue it as hard as you can."|
|Five years ago, my manager, Terri, gave me good luck balloons before my first half Ironman. She did the same thing before this event - coolest manager ever.|
|I was beyond happy that Mom and Dad were there to share the day.|