Over the course of the summer, I have noticed a mental shift in how I think about Team Priority Health. As a fairly new member of the team, I thought of myself as a racer for Team Priority Health. Of course, this is true, but it is so much more now. This wonderful team has enfolded me, encouraged me, and challenged me. For example, A few days ago, I sent out an email to the women’s cycling team. I asked if anyone had a skin suit and aero helmet I could borrow for a time trial race. Almost immediately, I had several “yes” responses. Not only that, but these women were willing to go out of their way to make sure I had what I needed. What a great feeling to be part of a team that truly aims to help everyone do their best. I realized that rather than thinking of myself as a person racing for Team Priority Health, I consider Team Priority Health “my team.” I am not just racing for a team… I am part of that team.
I felt so blessed to represent Team Priority Health today at the Hines Park Time Trial. I was the only female team member racing today, but I loved the feeling of being part of something bigger than myself. I slipped into my borrowed skin suit, strapped on my borrowed aero helmet… and raced my heart out. I felt the encouragement of my teammates even though they were not even present.
What a blessing.