Last Updated on September 29, 2019 by Heather Hart, ACSM EP, CSCS
The craziest, most amazing opportunities have come to me through this silly little blog. A blog I started as a therapeutic way for me to vent my frustrations as a new mom and athlete, share my excitement, and just ramble on about the million things that run through my mind on any given day. Nothing more, nothing less. It still amazes me that people actually read my posts, never mind come back for more.
When I vented my frustrations to the WTC in this post, it was exactly that. A vent. I didn’t expect anything to come from it, other than maybe a few comments as normal on this blog. But instead, it received thousands of page views almost over night. Re-tweets on twitter, links in other triathletes blog posts. Pro triathlete Michael Lovato tweeted me. Another pro triathlete, Carole Sharpless was emailing me. Woah, woah, woah! Before you know it, I’m sending in my application to be a part of Team Trakkers.
The thought to apply to be on a team like this would have never crossed my mind. Not now at least. I mean, what do I have? I am not a spectacular athlete, I’m just a running mom, who gets crazy competitive over local 5k’s, a newbie triathlete who gets super nervous over swimming in open water (heck, I back stroked as much as I freestyled), a woman with mighty big dreams.
And I knew that those big dreams were taking me to my first 70.3 distance tri this coming year, one way or another.
But once the idea was put in my head, of being a part of a team, side by side with amazing teammates, and backed by amazing sponsors, it was all I could think about. How AMAZING would it be to reach and achieve my goals with that sort of support? (Have I said “amazing” enough?) I spent the last month day dreaming about what it would be like to wear the neon green Trakkers team uniform (and you KNOW I love my fluorescent colors). I follow a few ladies who were on the 2010 team, and I just never imagined that I could be a part of that awesomeness.
But now, I’m super excited and proud to announce, that I have been welcomed into the Trakkers family to be a part of the 2011 team!!
So you know what THAT means?
REV3 race series, HERE I COME!!!
More details to come soon, with my race calendar and all of that. Right now, I’m so excited I need to go take myself down from the clouds with a kick butt tempo run on the treadmill.
Thank you, to everyone who takes the time to read my blog and follow my adventures. I know I’m the one who writes and rambles, but without you guys supporting me, so many of these wonderful blessings would never have happened! I can not WAIT to see what the next year has in store for me!!
Heather Hart is an ACSM certified Exercise Physiologist, NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), UESCA certified Ultrarunning Coach, RRCA certified Running Coach, co-founder of Hart Strength and Endurance Coaching, and creator of this site, Relentless Forward Commotion. She is a mom of two teen boys, and has been running and racing distances of 5K to 100+ miles for over a decade. Heather has been writing and encouraging others to find a love for fitness and movement since 2009.