Joining Corefit not only met and exceeded what I had hoped to find in a gym and team of coaches, it unexpectedly gifted me with a community of folks with similar desires and passions, many of whom are now my closest friends. There have certainly been big accomplishments along the way to celebrate – 100 lbs lost, first solo hike, first Spartan, clocking a 7:40 mile - but it was the individual, daily choices and wins that cemented my new identity and life. So much so that despite taking on a second job last year that made for a 70-hour work week, I continue to show up for workouts and runs, even when it means rolling in after a 10-hour grave shift. It is who I am. I was once afraid, living a small life that I worked to control at every turn. I now intentionally take on fears and chase after life, seeking the edge of things in a life that is wide open and full of possibility. I am strong, mentally and physically. I am an athlete and a runner. I delight in who I am and live a hope and excitement for a life that exceeds anything I dared to want or expect of it. All because of a single decision, made hundreds of times over. Do hard things.
I am Tethra, I am 45 years old and I am an athlete.