Coach Erinne Guthrie’s Notes:  John’s responses made me laugh and cry, you ARE that sexy bald man now for sure (read below), and I couldn’t be more proud of your successes this past year.  To see you PR by 14 minutes from last year at the Ride on Ryan Triathlon was truly awesome and it is all your dedication to the training that has gotten you this far.  I am so happy you have enjoyed the process as much as me and reading these words make me happy I do what I do.  Thank you for loving this sport as much as I do and seeing how much better your life can be when you are a TRIATHLETE.  You are truly a ROCKSTAR!

Age: I will be 55 this year, what’s the name of that song? “I Can’t Drive ??!!😊”

Profession: Senior Manager of Software Quality Assurance here at Gulfstream Aerospace in Savannah, Georgia.

Why you chose FCC to help you on your triathlon/health and wellness journey? In 2017, I raced my 1st triathlon ever; 30 days prior, I received an email asking if I would like to participate in a triathlon day camp featuring some “infamous” woman from the Triathlon world.  I figured some pointers would help keep me alive, why not.  The 1-day camp changed my life, not only did I meet a crazy, funny woman (she asked me to do the craziest sounding things), but she is authentic, passionate, direct, open and respected me for me.  She spoke my understanding which started me on this obsession.

What is your “A” race for this season?  I have two, first one I just did (Ride on Ryan, April) and I did a personal best, and 14% improvement from last year; next is in September (Rock n Roll man). Though I plan to compete in 6 triathlons and 4 running events this year  (5k, 2-10k, and a ½ Marathon).

Please share your BIG goals:  5 Years ago, my goal was to lose some weight and get fit through “exercising.”  Two years ago, my goal was to get fitter than my circle of friends, last year my goal was to show me that I can do it (4 Tri’s, 3 Runs).  This year my goal is to increase my fitness/endurance to compete in Olympic level triathlons and Marathon level runs, and I am on that path of success with Full Circle Coaching. All my training is online.

Tell me about your successes so far:  My biggest success is – 5 Years ago I was a 6ft, 210lbs, 50yr old bald man. I have gone through 4 major wardrobe changes (Goodwill loves me).  Now, I am a 6ft, 165lbs (same as when I was 18yrs old in the Marine Corps), 55yr old, sexy bald man.  Last year I ran my first 10k ever, and now I am training for a ½ Marathon.  Last year I started Triathlons, this year I am making personal bests and placing on the podiums.  Life is my success!

Name 2 or 3 things that have made the biggest difference in your journey:
1. I could barely  swim 50 meters, now I swim a mile every couple of days.
2. I could barely last 30 min on a bike. Now my butt can withstand a whole lot longer and I can be in an aero- position for hours on end (sometimes I feel as though I could do lunch in that position).
3. I have gone from running a 15 min/ mile to an 8:20 min/ mile

What excites you the most about being involved in triathlon?  There are a few; the variety of being able to swim, bike, and run feels more well rounded.  The silence and kinship I get to do these activities alone this just my mind to challenge, and I get to do these activities with a group and enjoy the camaraderie. Besides, when you say you did and are doing triathlons, you are head and shoulders above what most people are attempting.

What would you say to another person who was on the fence about joining our training program?  My world changed in what I call a 30 day trial, I could see that regardless of how good I am at learning from the internet there is no comparison to the personal touch I get from this program. The program is tailored to me, my lifestyle, my capability, my desire/goals, and my commitment. If you’ve ever wanted a teacher, a cheerleader, a motivator, and a listener this program is for you.

P.S.  This could be you!  If you are interested in learning more about Full Circle Coaching call us at 786-586-6057 today or click this link to schedule a complimentary triathlon strategy call:

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