It was an obvious message, but not to her. It's difficult for people to see the amazing messages in their life. I offered to coach her. It was a perfect relationship since she needed a speech coach and I needed a running coach. I was getting stopped by my obstacles - asthma, time constraints, the "House of Cards" TV show, and short stubby legs that don't like to run unless they're running towards an ice cream store.
Having an Olympian as my running coach quickly pushed me into my fear zone. When she made me jog 5 miles without stopping, I thought I was gonna die. But, she insisted I could do it. I took her out of her comfort zone when I pushed her to open up and tell her personal story. That made her feel as if she was gonna die. The results - she did her speech and got a standing ovation.