If you would have told me at the beginning of 2011 that I would participate in both an indoor and outdoor triathlon, I would have told you that you were off your rocker!
I didn’t know it at the time, but with a little pushing (i.e. shoving) from a friend from grad school, I would sign up for these events and complete them with a big smile on my face. Beginning last year and continuing this year, I’ve been an active member of the Target Triathlon Club. At headquarters, we have 6 Business Councils (known other places as Employee Resource Groups) and over 100 networks and clubs, including the Triathlon Club. This is a group that is designed to create a community within Target for people who have a shared interest in multi-sport.
This past week, at our 2012 kick-off, we were able to hear from our executive sponsor, co-chairs and even a special guest, Joel Runyon – one of my favorite bloggers! He writes The Blog of Impossible Things, where he talks about pushing your limits, taking risks and living a life worth writing about. It was a unique opportunity to have a guest speaker come and inspire the group over lunch. He shared his personal story, including completing his first triathlon on a mountain bike (very hard to do!) and pushing himself to do a marathon and tons more. The above picture features me on the left, Joel from The Blog of Impossible Things in the middle and my friend, Katie, who is one of the co-chairs for the Triathlon Club.
The Target Triathlon Club has allowed me to meet tons of people who share my same interests and can discuss events, tips and tricks, and funny stories. It’s also one of the many ways that I find myself knowing people throughout our entire company!
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