We would like to recognize our first distinguished senior athlete, Dianne Omire-Mayor (CAS’ 18) who is on her final mile towards finish.
Dianne has been on the team for 2 years, and her transformation as a well-rounded athlete has, indeed, exceeded her own expectation. It was with the hope to get in shape and to find a community of like-minded people that Dianne joined the team. Two years of training, nevertheless, has not only changed her outlook but also helped her gain valuable insights. While initially every workout was one painful exertion after another, now she views each as a learning experience and takes pride in every milestone of training. Triathlon has allowed her to realize both her physical and mental strength, as she rarely gets defeated nowadays because she is able to push through her goals.
By far, Dianne has been highly competitive in road races, which include 3 half marathons in the past year, as well as two 10Ks and one 5K. Strenuous as they were, as Dianne vividly recalled, she enjoyed every second and every stride during the competitions.
Two years of racing along the team also has left Dianne with a plethora of precious memories. Perhaps the greatest highlight of all, according to her, is bonding with the team at Hyannis, 2017, and learning the art of "Snack Hoarding" from Morgan and Erin. Food, as considered the fourth discipline in triathlon, is just as important as one’s savings, and only providence can keep your body in energy balance.
Finally, readers, Dianne has this piece of advice to offer from her experience of racing, : “If you're going to drink coffee before a race, DON'T TAKE AN ESPRESSO GEL PACK #runnerstrots #stomachcramps #ouch”. Let us wish her the best of fortune in her future endeavors!