Renee contacted me 4 months ago and explained her story. She wanted to prove to herself and family that she could Do and Be more then what she currently was. She wanted to take on the Challenge of Racing in the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge. Without hesitation I accepted her challenge.
We set out goals and bench marks along the way, as we worked to achieve her goals of finishing the Combat Challenge course.
As the weeks moved on, and progress was attained, she started to surpass her original goals. Her dedication and believing in the Process of Fit by Fire's program was going unnoticed. Her Fire Dept, friends and family began joining her for workouts, asking questions and following her journey. Renee had started a more in depth "Healthy Awareness" for people surrounding her!
A Stair Climb with fellow firefighters, a Run in bunker gear and many solo combat challenge workouts...Renee was setting the pace. The pace to Not be Satisfied with her current health and fitness levels.
As others watched, some joined and hundreds of conversations were had about health, Renee continued to Lead by example. The sacrifice, commitment and mental struggles of her daily routine continued to set the bar.
On Sept 24th, she found herself at the Start line of the Combat Challenge. She was surrounded by 13 other Apopka Firefighters, who were also up for the challenge!
Her goal of finishing quickly became just a Thought. Renee was on pace to impress herself as well as everyone watching that day.
She powered through, resorting back to her training days leading up... She grabbed the 175 lbs rescue Randy and drove backwards to the finish line. Exhausted... She cheered loud as she realized her time was a full 2 x FASTER then her original training race. She took off over 4:00 in just 14 weeks of training!
This resulting in a FRIST PLACE finish at the Missouri Scott Firefighter Challenge Event!
Her never give up attitude and countless individual training videos she sent me, made me realize I wasn't the only one out there training alone.
Was I alone?
Nope, All around the world I have clients who train daily... they are in spirit with me as I curse and swear at the unimaginable workouts I find myself in.
Renee is a True Champion!
I am Proud and Honoured to have had the opportunity to worked with her. Congratulations Renee, I can't wait to continue and follow your journey.
Week 1 to Week 13