Inspiration

INSPIRATION -It’s Not About The Awards, It’s About The Cure

By Gwen Tolman Webster’s Dictionary defines the word “epitome” as a perfect example: an example that represents or expresses something very well. When thinking of someone who is the epitome of Team In Training (TNT), the name Ed Beckley comes ...

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RAMBLIN’ ROSE PROFILE – Angela Stevenson, 45: Human Resources Professional – Charlotte, NC

“The support you have, the friends you make along the way … it’s all priceless. I just hate I didn’t start racing earlier but as the saying goes, better late than never!”  In the past when I would hear about ...

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RAMBLIN’ ROSE PROFILE – Nancy H. Barham, 57: RN/Legal Nurse Consultant – Raleigh, NC

“The fact that I accomplished something that I never ever believed I could do has so inspired me.” Having to learn to swim was my biggest obstacle to overcome. I did not know how to swim. I did not like ...

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RAMBLIN’ ROSE PROFILE – Hilary Sheaves, 33: Crime Scene Investigator – Durham, NC

“Prior to the race, I only saw my limitations, but now, having set a goal and finished the race, I only see my potential.” The women who enter this race are regular women doing great things. Not only are they ...

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RAMBLIN’ ROSE PROFILE – Amy Haldeman, 41: Dentist – Asheville, NC

“What I find to be the best part of the Ramblin’ Rose is all the fabulous volunteers that encourage you, motivate you and cheer you on the entire race. They help you through and make you believe in yourself and ...

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RAMBLIN’ ROSE PROFILE – Kim Jeffs, 32: Marriage and Family Therapist – Carrboro, NC

“The Ramblin’ Rose race gave me my power back.” My husband is an Ironman triathlete and while I have watched his races for years, I was often intimidated to do one myself. An all-women race with all different levels of ...

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RAMBLIN’ ROSE PROFILE – Nicole Mcconnell, 33: Spanish Teacher – Matthews, NC

‘The best thing about Ramblin’ Rose is that there is no ‘type.’ There are so many real women of all shapes, sizes, ethnicities, backgrounds and ages.” This is my third Ramblin’ Rose race and my boys have never seen me ...

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RAMBLIN’ ROSE PROFILE – Haley Anne Mellert, 33: Human Resources – Winston-Salem, NC

“It’s so great to see something just for women! It really is all about feeling good about you! And you can do this!” I am a seven-year ovarian cancer survivor, and since treatment I have tried be active, and have ...

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RAMBLIN’ ROSE PROFILE – Kimberly Juska, 42: Retail – Sevierville, Tenn.

“Ramblin’ Rose was the best experience I ever had! It was more than just a race to me, it was a sense of worth.” I’m going through a real life change since my divorce. God has really shown me a ...

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RAMBLIN’ ROSE PROFILE – Amanda Foster, 29: Banker – Burlington, NC

“The entire event was so memorable for me and was just overall an outpouring of support and love from the co-participants, volunteers and loved ones.” My daily routine prior to joining a gym that led to my decision to participate ...

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