1 College Circle
State University of New York Geneseo, Geneseo, NY 14454
1/24/2018 – Heather Lester
Topic: Crossing the Ironman Finish Line
Heather Lester is a personal trainer and life coach who will share her story of crossing the Ironman finish line. Her journey started in 2008 when she weighed over 200 pounds and was struggling with depression. With two young children to care for, she knew it was time to come back to life and set a goal to complete a 5k race. The thought of running the 3.1 miles seemed daunting, especially to a self proclaimed ‘gym class dropout’, but half way through her 5k training, she watched the Ironman Kona Championships on TV and knew it was time to set an even bigger goal- to complete the Ironman herself. This is the story of crossing the first 5k finish line and running all the way to 140.6 miles in Lake Placid. It is also the story of personal struggle, motivation, and reaching your goals no matter how big.