Inspired Warrior Stories

Setbacks

By , Apr 25, 2015 | 0 comments

Life is full of setbacks. We’ve all had them, and we will all have more of them. Things that try to interfere with us achieving our goals. As an engineer who looks to find efficiency in everything, the non-linear nature of setbacks in the path to success is extra troubling for me. I forget that they are part of all aspects of life. We can’t choose when they present themselves, what they are going to be, or how far off our anticipated path they will take us. If you are lucky you learn of them early and have time to adjust, but the most troublesome ones are the ones that present themselves...

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My Support Team

By , Apr 8, 2015 | 0 comments

The key to success on any journey, as in life, is in having a strong support team there beside you. Regardless of what you undertake or what you are faced with, it is infinitely more challenging to overcome adversity independently. In many cases it takes just one person who knows your limits and encourages you when you need it, who pushes you to succeed, or who motivates you to accomplish things that you didn’t think were possible. If you are lucky, you have more than just a single member of your team. I played team sports throughout my life, but these days I gravitate more to...

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Accepting My Challenge

By , Apr 1, 2015 | 0 comments

Accepting My Challenge

For nearly 5 years I’ve been fighting myself with varying severity about competing in a triathlon. The last two more seriously. There is always an excuse to justify putting it off for later. I’m really busy right now, I have too many work trips this month, I don’t have time to train with a new born baby, I can’t swim. OK, the last one is a little more justified. For the past 12 months I’ve had a goal to compete in a full Ironman with my brother before I turn 35. I’ve never actually completed a triathlon, I mountain bike far more than cycle, and I really didn’t swim when I set...

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Kona or Bust! Fueled by Gratitude!

By , Mar 25, 2015 | 0 comments

Kona or Bust! Fueled by Gratitude!

This is a pic of an article from Triathlete Magazine in 2010 when I qualified for Kona at IRONMAN Arizona. I carried with me that day 140 LiveStrong wristbands…one for each mile of the race. Two on my wrists for the 2.4 mile swim, 112 on my bike, and 26 on the marathon. Each one was dedicated to one of my cancer warriors. I made the mistake of saying that I carried them, but really we carry one another. You may be able to read the article, but basically I was asked to talk about what was in my training plan that allowed me to achieve a slot to Kona. I said it was the strength I drew...

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If the mind can believe it, the body can achieve it.

By , Mar 15, 2015 | 0 comments

Each year, I tell myself, “This is going to be the year I run really fast!” or “I’m going to get in the pool 3-4 times a week and maybe wake up at 5:30 like some of the other athletes!” However, I’ve accepted the fact that I am not a morning person at this point in my life and I’m okay with that I used to be hard on myself about not getting up for a workout or deviating from the plan, but I’ve realized that it’s okay to not have a strict schedule. Each day I plan which activity I want to do, then go through my mental  list of workouts...

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Marty and Lauren Rockin It @ Challenge Barcelona!

By , Oct 6, 2013 | 0 comments

Marty and Lauren Rockin It @ Challenge Barcelona!

Marty Saturn and Lauren Schweitzer are racing in the 140.6 mile Challenge Barcelona triathlon today! Marty is veteran in the world of triathlon having raced several IM distance races, including Kona. This will be the first IM distance race for his training partner, Lauren. Both of them are going to rock it! We are thrilled and honored to have them representing Team Inspiration @ Challenge Barcelona. Rock On Inspired Warriors! Stay tuned for updates!

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