#54 Being a Pacer and Mourning a Loss
Paula shares her experience pacing in the Wendell Foster Half Marathon. Dean shares his experience implementing a fan plan to cheer on their son Jacob.
They also congratulate team members on a successful week of racing.
But they also share their hearts about a team member losing a son over the weekend.
There are times to rejoice and times to mourn. Paula and Dean share both in this episode.
RyR is a team of runners and triathletes who receive comprehensive and customized coaching. The team name has dual meanings. The first is based in Hebrews 12:1 in which Christians are instructed to run the race set before us. In this context, RyR stands for Run your Race, with an emphasis on meeting you (the athlete) where you are and coming alongside you to help you reach your goals. The verse emphasizes patience, endurance, and perseverance. These qualities are essential for success as both athletes and coaches.
The second meaning is based on the enduring friendship and marriage between the founding coaches, Dean and Paula Roberts. In this context, RyR stands for Roberts and Roberts. While our primary mission is to help athletes set and reach fitness and performance goals, we understand that this must occur within the context of each athlete's daily life. We strive to form an individual relationship with each athlete and make sure weekly training fits seamlessly into family life and work schedules.