Inspiration

RAMBLIN’ ROSE – You Can Do This!

We asked our 2013 Ramblin’ Rose participants, some as young as 10 and as old as 70, how they would inspire others to do their first Ramblin’ Rose triathlon. An overwhelming number of participants responded and many cited the simple ...

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RAMBLIN’ ROSE PROFILE – Joan Serdar, Chemist – Plainfield, IL

“My confidence in myself soared.” My sister texted me asking if I was interested. I replied, “NO!” Then thought about it a lot and eventually changed my mind. I was scared after I hit “send.” I did not have much ...

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RAMBLIN’ ROSE PROFILE – Kimberly Piccini, 40: Recruiter, Business Owner – Greensboro, NC

“The very first Ramblin’ Rose triathlon I competed in was my third triathlon. Ever since I have only competed in Ramblin’ Rose triathlons. They are my favorite races.” Ramblin’ Rose triathlons are great races because they are really organized, the ...

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RAMBLIN’ ROSE PROFILE – Trish Crabtree, 48: Paralegal – President of the Raleigh Chapter of Tri It For Life – Clayton, NC

“Rambin’ Rose and Tri It For Life showed me that there is no ‘typical triathlete.’ We come in all shapes, sizes and shades.” My first ever triathlon was the Raleigh Ramblin’ Rose. It was such a good experience that I ...

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INSPIRATION – My Journey, Battle and Victory with Weight: How My 3-Year-Old Helped Me Find the New Me

I have struggled with my weight since I can remember. Looking back, my battles with food began around the age of 3, when my parents divorced. Food became my comfort, my safety, my refuge and my best friend. I ate ...

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INSPIRATION – Racing for Her Cure

By Gwen Tolman Training for an endurance event is tough, there is no getting around that. One must be ready to sacrifice weekends and much more in order to successfully complete such an athletic feat. There is pain and soreness ...

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INSPIRATION – Running Blind to Save Lives

By Laura King Edwards I’ve run thousands of miles for my sister since watching her cross the finish line of the Jingle Jog 5K in 2008. I’ve won awards and set several personal records earlier this year. But I’ve never ...

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INSPIRATION – I Grew Wings on Laurel Hill

By Laura King Edwards My little sister, Taylor, has Batten disease, a brain disorder that causes blindness, seizures and cognitive and motor impairment. But that didn’t stop her from signing up for Girls on the Run as a fifth grader ...

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SUSTAINABILITY OF YOU – From Good To Great: 5 Things that Successful Athletes Do

By Angelina Stevens Sometimes second place makes the biggest impression. The big hero in the Tour De France was not the winner, Chris Froome, but Nairo Quintana, a 23-year-old Colombian cyclist who wowed the world with his strength and his story. Born of ...

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GETTING STARTED – Breaking Through the Fat-Loss Plateau

By Meredith Falcon We’re bombarded with shows like “The Biggest Loser” that in an effort to advocate health and taking responsibility for one’s journey unfortunately present an unrealistic view of the average fat-loss experience. Thus, we nearly kill ourselves from the ...

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