|© Brittany App 2014|
This event would not be in existence if it weren't for the Cal Poly student volunteers (and the Grizzly Youth Academy!!). (1) We wouldn't have people to manage the transition area (2) Swim start would be a chaotic mess (3) Aid stations would be unaided 4) Levels of energy would not be the same 5) Expo would have been a complete mess (my intern was heading this one up! Go Jess!) (6) We wouldn't have thousands of students cheering us on throughout the course!!
Despite the water levels of Lake San Antonio being at a low 2%, the Tri-California event staff pulled long hours to make this race happen. Great job to all of the staff directors who made all of this possible with their strong leadership and work ethic.
Wildflower is a place for making new friends, rekindling friendships, encouragement and inspiration. It is amazing to see such amazing sportsmanship between athletes at the event. The collegiate division for example, students encourage and motivate others on opposing teams! You often don't see this in other sports. If you raced at all last weekend, you probably saw this happen between athletes on the course. The race is not really about where you place among your competitors, it's about the attitude you carry before, during and after the race. It's about having fun with the sport, motivating others all while achieving your own personal goals. We all left the lake with stories to tell, and I hope they will be told to inspire others. My hope is that my story will inspire you in some way shape or form as well.
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The bottom line is... awesome things don't come single handedly. Awesomeness is supported by others and their encouragements. I'll leave you with this verse from Proverbs 27:17 "As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another."
Hebrews 12:11 'For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it."
Happy training :-)
See you at the next race!