My Journey from the BBC Breakfast Sofa to GB Team Triathlete
Author: Louise Minchin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Sports & Recreation
Dare to Tri is the amazing story of TV presenter Louise Minchin's journey from the BBC Breakfast sofa to representing Great Britain at the World Triathlon Championships. This is a warmly written and wonderfully honest adventure-through-sport that will both entertain and inspire. 'I didn't even know what a triathlon was before 2012... When I took up the sport three years ago I didn't imagine for a second then, that, one day, I would be able to represent my country internationally.' Louise Minchin What started out as a fun BBC Breakfast cycling stunt in 2012 culminated in Louise Minchin wearing the colours of Great Britain at the World Triathlon Championship in 2015 – this is the story of how a newly discovered sport became a passion and then an obsession. Dare to Tri charts Louise Minchin's incredible journey as she rediscovers competitive sport after 30 years and takes her first tentative steps as a triathlete. As her performances improve, there's a realisation that representing the Great British team in her age group is a possibility and the book tells of her plucky attempt to achieve this almost-unthinkable goal. It is an adventure not without its challenges as Louise has to overcome personal nerves, a brutal training regime, the odd bike crash and the occasional drama. Enjoy the ride as Louise Minchin challenges herself to represent Great Britain in triathlon.
This highly practical resource for K–6 teachers is packed with 25 classroom-tested, step-by-step strategies for developing word knowledge. The emphasis throughout is not only on teaching new words, but also on strengthening students’ comprehension and long-term vocabulary acquisition. Especially valuable are guidelines for how to differentiate each strategy so it can be used successfully with English language learners and students at varying proficiency levels. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book features helpful print and Web resources for each strategy, along with 20 reproducible worksheets.
A collection of short stories and essays that will enlighten,inform, and delight your heart, and hopefully, make "YOU" feel good about being "YOU"! ISN'T IT TIME YOU FELT GOOD? SHALL WE BEGIN?
Author: Daniel G. O'Leary
Often people think and feel insignificant, "nothing" could be further from the truth! Every single one of us is "significant", does have a purpose, and "will" make a difference! This book is a collection of short stories, and essays written by me based upon real life experiences that will enlighten, inform, and delight your heart, clearly point out how very significant YOU (we) are, and hopefully, make "YOU" feel good about being "YOU". I know YOU have a reason for being, a purpose, and as YOU read my words throughout this book, I truly hope and pray YOU will be inspired to look within YOUR mind and heart, find YOUR passion, and choose to pursue it as best YOU can! Why? Because OUR World is all the better for YOU being in it, especially when YOU choose to; DARE TO BE YOU! Shall WE begin?
It all started with Johnnie Weismuller swinging through the jungle with his trademark Tarzan yodel -- and right into the heart of a scrawny, butt-end-of-everything kid from the Jersey swamplands. Swinging on makeshift ropes, Don Bragg emulated his hero, amassing the upper body strength that transformed him into an unlikely natural for pole vaulting. His confidence developed more slowly. In fact, it took a herd of spiteful pigs to catapult Don into Villanova and collegiate sports. Though a quirk of fate kept him off the 1956 Olympic team and out of the movie role of Tarzan, Don kept chasing his gold medal. In 1960, despite a nude canoe trip and a near miss with a meat grinder, he finally won Olympic gold in Rome. Next, Don gave Hollywood a try, but after facing down a loaded gun, he high-tailed it back to the normalcy of New Jersey. Despite injuries, business disappointments, and a close call with terrorists, Don opened a camp for disadvantaged kids with an assist from Muhammad Ali, who delighted in beating up Tarzan. Though his dreams of a blissful retirement foundered on misplaced trust, Don rediscovered his center within his family and in the enthusiastic promotion of his sport.