Name: Cindy Olander
FIT Member Since: November 2001
Goal(s): To complete a 1/2 marathon and a full marathon
Results: Completed the NIKE Women’s 1/2 Marathon in October 2009
Completed the Honolulu Marathon in December 2009
Likes: Snatch
Dislikes: Push-Ups
Key(s) to Cindy’s success: She is very consistent with her training and adheres to a regular training schedule.
Summary paragraph: Cindy has shown great perseverance in her training for these events.  After having a slight setback early in 2009, Cindy came back with greater determination and desire to do something she had never done and never thought she would do, and as she put it, “especially at her age”.  Not only did she decide she wanted to finish a 1/2 marathon, she figured why not do a full marathon?  So, a few months later, she finished her first full marathon.  Cindy has truly  been dedicated to her training and hasn’t missed a single session at FIT or her walk/runs, which often times resulted in a long training day on her own.  Her desired to try something new and challenging is what makes it easy for us as trainers to enjoy our jobs.  We can’t wait to see what challenges she decides on for 2010!  Congratulations!