Our April spotlight is on Rebecca Wyatt. She is one of our fine Race Guards team members in Dallas, TX. Rebecca has been with Race Guards since early 2016 and has participated in most events in the Texas market since she joined the team. She is also a fitness instructor and has developed her own methodology of power yoga and strength training called TriKona yoga.
Q. How did you first become interested in Race Guards?
A. I was introduced to Race Guards by one of my fitness students, Allison Fitts, at Texas Women’s University.
Q. What is your favorite event that you have supported with the Race Guards team?
A. The Cowtown in Ft. Worth! Awesome event with incredible support!
Q. What is your most memorable experience as a Race Guards member?
A. At the Cowtown event, I was walking across to the start line and a woman approached me to shake my hand and saying “Good morning, are you running this event today? Turns out it was Mayor Betsy Price of Ft. Worth.
Q. Can you give an example of someone that you helped at an event and how it impacted their race experience?
A. I was about a mile out from the finish line and ran up to a woman who was limping with significant calf pain. She wasn’t about to give up so I told her I’d run her in. We stayed together and she made it!
Q. What is your funniest Race Guards moment?
A. After the Austin Half Marathon, we decided to go into the Capitol building. At this event, I had run with one of the first aid vest on, to carry an AED on course. As I entered the Capitol building, I looked to my right and the armed security guard and another guard were approaching me, one with gun raised saying “You’ve got to take that off”. It never occurred to me (before going through security) that the vest would present a security issue!
Q. What is your favorite post race pig-out food?
A. Pasta with meat sauce!
Q. What is your fitness background and have you had any physical challenges or injuries along the way?
A. I am a Master Trainer with 32 years experience as a fitness professional. Yes, I’ve had many physical challenges from being hit by a pickup truck while cycling to some pretty good mountain bike wrecks. But, no matter what, you push through.
Q. How would you sum up your philosophy of life in one sentence?
A. J’aime la vie!
Thank you Rebecca for your valuable contribution to Race Guards.