This week, I had the great pleasure to photograph a close friend of mine. And boy let me tell you what a bad ass this woman is!
This woman is inspiring on a whole different level! Not only has she been training non-stop, she's one hell of a mother! She has been training relentlessly and hoping to complete an Olympic distance triathlon this year, along with six other triathlons! WHOAH! Talk about big stuff in the works! Her ultimate goal is, "To complete a Half Ironman in a couple years." She inspired others by coming from weight and powerlifitng background with almost no cardio to competing in a sport thats ALL cardio and endurance. Emily believes if you set your mind to something, you can achieve it. Her one big piece of advice is to, "NEVER give up and consistency is key!" When asked about her training regime, this is what she had to say, "I currently train a lot outside (Gauche Aquatic Park) gap pool and running outside along with Biking the Buttes but I am a member of the Yuba Sutter Raqcuet Club and Ironborn Strength. I normally do about 60-70 minutes of either Swimming, biking or running a day. I strength train about twice a week also. Im also a member of the Yuba Sutter Tri-Club who has been a MAJOR support."
Keep your eye out for this woman this year and cheer her on, I know I will be! "LETS GO EMILY! LETS GO EMILY!!!"
And remember, with determination, support, and practice you can achieve anything!