"I want to thank my coach, Shangrila, who believed in me and pushed the right buttons to keep me going, for the Lord knows how badly I wanted to give up at times. She turned my pessimism into an inspiration & motivation.
When I started this journey on my own a little over 6 months ago, I had two goals; to qualify for the Boston Marathon and to finish a full Ironman race. I had hired another coach before Shangrila, who told me that he had never coached an athlete who started so late to train for his first Ironman and qualify for Boston. Shangrila helped me to make this improbably journey into a possibility and I accomplished both. Thank you again coach :)
Now onto better & bigger goals …"