At a very young age, training and competing became wired into my DNA. The moments where I'm going full speed and max effort are the moments when I feel most alive. As a result, I've been able to accomplish some pretty exciting things in my athletic endeavors, but a fair share of injuries have come with the territory.
Becoming an IRONMAN had always been a vague goal in the back of my mind, and I felt like there was no better time to give it a shot. Anything sounded better than another surgery and spending two back to back years doing shoulder physical therapy. There was nothing to lose. Worse case scenario, I figured I could just get the surgery if swimming wasn't going to be bearable. So, I bought a cookie cutter program online, and it went well for a month or two, but after a while I began to experience concerning amounts of shoulder and foot pain, and I felt the goal slipping away from me. I needed help. I went down the street to Playtri and explained to Amari that I needed someone to effectively prevent me from self destructing via over-training. Well, that's what she did, and much more.
Amari took me on board, and after a few months of training with her we began to compete! I did 5-6 races last season, and felt 100% confident in my preparedness each time. From sprints to olympics to the actual IRONMAN, nothing ever really phased me mentally or physically. She developed a play-by-play game plan for each particular race. I did exactly what she said each time, and it allowed me to finish toward the maximum of my ability each time.