Six Aurora BayCare Medical Center employees have embarked on a wellness challenge that will change their lives forever!
Over the next six months, these people will be coached, trained and transformed into triathlon-level athletes through the Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine Live Fit program.
I had been thinking about doing the Green Bay Triathlon for the last 4 years.
The idea came to me at hunting camp one day as I was just sitting around watching the T.V. It was raining that day and I had no intention of getting soaked sitting in a tree. It just so happened that the Ironman Triathlon from Hawaii was on and I saw a guy who was 81 years old competing in it. I figured I should try and do something for myself.
I did not know at first that they had different lengths of them until I started looking into it. I had asked my daughter if she would be interested in doing it with me. It never really materialized and that is why I was a little apprehensive about trying to get on the LiveFit team. I was not sure about the time commitment the training would require and did not want to try for something I could not give 100% to. After talking with on of last years participants I was convinced that I could handle the training commitment and applied.
I wanted to be selected to really give myself the boost I needed. Honestly, though, part of me was thinking” What are you getting yourself into!” was a little nervous since I work nights. I was hoping that would not keep me from being picked. I just looked at it as more of a challenge. Nick surprised me with the news that I made the team and I was pumped.
I look forward to the next 6 months leading up to the race and getting to know my teammates. I am hoping to loose some weight and get a good routine in place that I can grow on. I thrive on competition and really enjoy being a part of a team. I would like to take what I learn and use it for future events as well.
Whether you’re a competitive athlete or a weekend warrior, Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine’s experts will put you on top of your game. To start your customized training program, contact us at 920-288-5400.