I started with Mike in 2009 after being sidelined by an orthopedic injury. To get back into shape, at the age of 37, I was going to have to work smarter not harder, or I was going to be back in the doctor’s office. Previous to starting with Mike, I really believed there were things I couldn’t do simply because of my age.
Over the past 3 years with Mike, I have gotten stronger, faster, and smaller. Most importantly, I have become more confident in myself and my ability to compete. Instead of my old stand by saying of “I can’t!”, my new mantra is “why not?” I started doing half marathons, and prior to this I had never run more than 3 or 4 miles. I considered 13.1 miles to be something that required a car!
I have done 7 half marathons since my first one in Las Vegas in December, 2010. Doing these, lead me to try obstacle courses and mud races, and last December, I successfully completed my first Tough Mudder down in Florida. I am where I am today, 40 years old, confident and fit, in the best shape of my adult life, with Mike’s training, guidance and motivation. Thanks, Mike!
Amy Rohs, Hyde Park