“ The hardest part of any training session is putting on your shoes and getting out the door.”
I guess with age comes wisdom because I made one of the wisest decisions of my life, I called Margie. I told her my dream to climb Mt Rainier and that I needed to be in the best shape of my life. Before training with Margie I dreaded working out. I hate being stuck in a smelly hot gym. Margie did not only assess my physical level, but she got to know me and what I am passionate about. This is what she centered my training around. Instead of walking on an inclined treadmill at a local gym, she found some of the steepest hills in Cincinnati and we climbed them, over and over again. The key is we, she was right beside me every step, coaching me on proper technique, pushing my limits, and encouraging me. I actually thought I was losing my mind, because I found myself looking forward to my training, and never in my life had this been the case.
Thanks to Margie not only was I physically prepared but I had the mental toughness I needed. During our training anytime I wanted to stop mountain climbers, burpees, sprints, etc. before the timer was up Margie would say, “You can do anything for another minute.”
I reached the summit of Mt Rainier on July 11th 2013 at 7 am PCT. Thanks to Margie and the gift she has to make fitness and training unique to each person, I was able to stand on top of Mt Rainier and continue to DREAM BIG. ”