Let me introduce you to Yolanda. Yolanda started at Boot Camp Las Vegas weighing 300+ lbs and scared to death. Life hasn’t been easy for her. She’s been knifed by her ex-husband, has raised her three kids on her own, and even got shot once at her job as a nurse.
- Yolanda conquers the RhinO-Course
After losing some weight at Boot Camp Las Vegas, I asked Yolanda if she was doing the first RhinO-Course. She said, “Do you think I could?” I told her that we (and the volunteers) would be there to help her and any obstacle she didn’t feel comfortable on she could do the penalty burpies.
She volunteered all day at the event and it was time for her to run the race. She almost backed out. But, she decided that she was there and she might as well try. The goal for her was to take it one obstacle at a time, and do what she could all the way to the finish. Some of the obstacles she made it over, some she did her penalty burpies for, but 1 hour and 48 minutes after her start, she FINISHED.
It’s not easy to have your story on the internet. I asked Yolanda if I could share hers in order to help others overcome their fears and realize that they, too can get outside their comfort zone and accomplish something great. To Yolanda, the RhinO-Course race is about pushing through her limits and getting through as many obstacles as she could with the help and support of her friends. It was about “If I can make it through this, I can make it through anything.” It’s okay to be nervous, it’s okay to be afraid. As long as you TRY.
If you would like to race the August 24th, 2012 Rhino : Night Race with Yolanda at Midnight you can join the “Boot around with Yolanda” group. You MUST choose the midnight start group. Register at https://rhinocourse.webconnex.com/teamreg and choose the “Boot around with Yolanda” group, password TOUGH.