“In the morning before getting out of bed, I spend a few moments setting mini goals for the day. I decide what I intend to do and then try to live up to that. I fail on a regular basis for various reasons, but I also succeed some days. The practice of being intentional about how you want to live each day helps me stay focused and on track.” – Rebecca Rusch
Absolutely nothing seems impossible to new Garmin Sponsored Athlete Rebecca Rusch, in fact, that word doesn’t even exist in her vocabulary. Whether it’s paddling the always dangerous Molokai crossing with the famous Offshore Canoe Club women’s outrigger team, scaling high-peaks during epic ascents like Yosemite, or winning the past three Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike races (setting the course record as well), Rusch is always in search of her next challenge and adventure!
Rusch is excited to incorporate the power of Garmin’s GPS products into her training and racing and has already started using an Edge 500 on her handle bars and a Forerunner 910xt on her wrist while cross training. In addition to three 24-hour solo mountain bike World Champion rainbow jerseys, Rusch is the current World Champion for Master’s XC mountain biking, the 2011 National XC single-speed champion, and a three-time national champion in 24-hour team mountain biking. She has won Idaho’s Short Track state championship (twice), and a Cyclocross state title. An accomplished Nordic skier, she’s won the Masters Cross Country Skiing World Championship, in addition to taking the top prize at Raid Gauloises Adventure Racing World Championships.
“Every night before falling asleep, I ask myself, ‘what was the best part of my day?’ Even if it was a horrible day, I find some little thing to appreciate. Believe me, sometimes I have to dig deep to find
something to feel good about, but I do it anyway.” – Rebecca Rusch
After all her mind boggling achievements and feats that seem un-human, it is Rusch’s down-to-earth and genuine personality that we are most excited about. Like Garmin, Rusch wants nothing more than to see a world of health conscious people who are actively living their lives searching for their next challenge. Welcome to the Garmin family, Rebecca!