Making Us Proud: The Race of Her Life

Does there ever come a morning where you ask yourself, “Why am I doing this?”

Every morning! Economically, I’m not getting much back from biking. But it has changed me and my family in so many ways—we have much richer, deeper relationships now. I think there’s a purpose in everything we do. It might not be clear immediately, but I really want to believe that there’s a reason for all this. I don’t want to be rich or famous. But I would love to help others in a big way.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

It came from a friend when I was at my worst. She said, “Nada, ni nadie, pueden contra ti,” which means, “Nothing and no one can go against you.” In other words, you are the one who decides if you will fall. Since then, every time I have to face something difficult, I say that to myself. It gives me strength.