Kristin Armstrong

Kristin Armstrong

Kristin Armstrong is an American professional bicycle racer, writer and speaker.  She spent many years as a child in Tennessee, California. She completed her high school studies in Japan. She became the junior Olympian in swimming. She also showed her talent as a triathlete. However osteoarthritis compelled her to leave the triathlon career. She did not give up and started to focus on cycling. She won the gold medal in 2008 summer Olympics held in China. She has many other victories on her name including three world titles and five national Championships. 
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Born: August 11, 1973, Boise, Idaho, United States
Height: 1.73 m
Nationality: American
Occupation: Profession cyclist
Weight: 58 kg
Spouse: Joe Savola
Children: Lucas William Savola
Hobbies: Skiing, cooking
Gold medals: Cycling at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's road time trial, more

Sometimes when we have so much going on, it's easy to forsake the things that seem like personal luxuries - for example, our morning run. But it isn't a luxury at all, when it is the thing that allows us and empowers us to face everything else.

Parents walk a fine line between discipline and grace - values have to hold even when circumstances change or call for compromise or compassion. It's the ultimate challenge to be both firm and fluid, soft and strong, yielding yet rock solid.

If your husband asks what you think, tell him. If you have a preference, voice it. If you have a question, ask it. If you want to cry, bawl. If you need help, raise your hand and jump up and down.

I find significance in all kinds of small details when I run; I'm hyper aware of my surroundings, the sensations in my body, and the thoughts running through my mind. Everything is clearer, heightened.

Before I got divorced, I was personally unfamiliar with trial, or at least trial of serious, heart-wrenching proportions. I figured that life went smoothly if you tried hard, and if you messed up, or things weren't working out, you just tried harder.

Freedom is not the absence of obligation or restraint, but the freedom of movement within healthy, chosen parameters.

I realize that I am typically vulnerable only when and where and how much it suits me. I can choose my writer words and even go back and edit.

Whether I'm running, working, relating, parenting, learning - whatever I'm doing, I want to surround myself with people who push me.


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