Courage. It is a powerful word with so many meanings. The context of this word today is around having the courage to START. It seems that everyone is a Triathlon Coach these days. Certified or not...everyone has an opinion and everyone seems to have a client. I was very reluctant to get into this game. I LOVE talking about Triathlon and helping people, but never felt I had the credentials to Coach someone properly. First, I have a full time job. Second, I'm not Certified. Third, it seems to be a fad.
Ryan changed that. I helped him get off the couch last year and start running. I helped him with a basic plan and before I knew it, he was running a half marathon! Ryan's story is not unlike many. He had an athletic background, was in the Military, and after...his weight Yo-Yo'd up and down for years. When I met Ryan, he was pushing 300lbs.