Thank You

I want to congratulate everyone who ran Pat’s Run on Saturday. I looked at the times online and everyone did well.

I know that for some of you it was just another day,¬†or just another run, and for some of you it’s less distance than your regular races and training runs. To you take pride in knowing that you helped a really good organization and ran for a good cause.

There are many others though that did the run on Saturday that have never done this or any other race before. People who never thought they would have or could have. For you this wasn’t just another day, this was maybe the first day in a long time you really felt like an athlete, got chills from getting your first race shirt or crossing your first finish line. It’s you who I really feel I need to thank.

Every trainer is different. Some love to take good or great athletes and make them a little bit better. I’ll admit that I enjoy this also, but my real joy comes from the rest of you. It takes a far greater level of trust and confidence for you to believe me when I say that I believe in you and that you can do it. It takes courage to take that chance and try it. To you I want to say thank you. Seeing you achieve these milestones reminds me why I love this job. Thank you, and I am very proud of each of you.

5 Comments

  1. Jason – Thank you!! In the short couple of months since I have have joined my times and weights have improved!! It may not seem like a lot to get a dead hang pull up for most but thats my goal for this month and i know if i listen to you I’ll be able to get it!!! And a BIG Thanks to Sally as well – always pushing and telling me I can do it!!

  2. Jason you and Sally are two of the greatest trainers/coaches I have ever had!

  3. Well said Jason, more validation that the gym we belong to is awesome and filled with great people. I can also validate personally that the training we do day in and day out prepares us for the broad and unknown challenges. I believe in the last 6 months I haven’t run over 800 meters at any one time yet when I was on the course this weekend my cardio was absolutely fantastic and never really felt tired. With the exception of some sore calf and hip flexor muscles towards the end of the race I felt like I was very well prepared and finished the race with relative ease. This speaks volumes to the training we go through every day. Keep up the great work everyone, it pays off.

  4. I agree with Bill, I haven’t ran in a year and I beat last years time by 2 minutes, we must be doing something right day after day in the gym:)

  5. I just registered for the She Rox Tri… I’m so nervous already! Someone sign up with me please!!!