I commenced as youthful as you can be as an athlete…
At the age of three, I started off skiing and each and every other activity you could put a toddler in there I was.
I was the only female growing up in my community of 8 boys which include my brother and we performed every sport conceivable all working day.
I bear in mind my father timing my brother and I racing laps close to the household.
My aim was to enjoy basketball in university but with accidents and my desire to go to a big D1 college I made the decision to go to Colorado university and neglect playing basketball at a expert level and put my skiing in my front seat.
Right after school I became a ski coach in Vermont wherever I was the only female freestyle skiers.
This led me to staying recruited to Woodward Tahoe where by I achieved my husband who was the BMX professional there.
No shock to everyone, I observed another person who loved sports activities and competing just as significantly as me.
Competitions and athletics have often been my enthusiasm and component of my everyday living.
Even now in my mid-30s I’m finding out new ways of teaching, acquiring new ways to thrust my physique, and in superior form than I ever believed was possible at my age.
I’m constantly up for a problem no matter if it be from my husband who attempts to get me on a bicycle likely off of jumps, somebody expressing I won’t soar that cliff, or my brother who wishes to do a difficult mudder.
If there’s level of competition, I’ll be there.
There is a distinctive experience when a man thinks he can do better at one thing athletic than you because you are a woman, then being ready to exhibit him up – now that holds a special put inside of me that I will hardly ever not really like.
I really like a problem and I never intellect failing as long as I know I’m putting my all into it.
Sporting activities and pushing by yourself is what I’ve recognised my full everyday living.
I really do not know in which I would be with no it- if I experienced to describe myself in just one phrase it would be an athlete.
(Jaimee Lounello Rubio)