What's the

Ambassador

Program?

The Athlete’s Palate is dedicated to empowering athletes by encouraging wellness through holistic nutrition and sports. Our goal is to increase athlete’s involvement in sports and understanding the benefits of holistic nutrition - mind, body & spirit.
 
Ambassador applications are for athletes that compete in triathlon, running, cycling and/or swimming events. Our athletes promote sport, have good sportsmanship, are involved in their community and lead a healthy lifestyle. They are of all ages and range from recreational to professional.

Through the ambassador program you'll be surrounded by like minded athletes who engage in sports to have fun and lead a healthy lifestyle. You'll receive team swag and one-on-one holistic nutritional consultation to give you the tools to help achieve your optimal performance.

2017

Team:

Brooke

I am a woman of many hats, distance runner, wife, mom to 2 boys and 2 dogs, cooking and baking fanatic, social media guru, and lover of the beach.  I am so blessed to be able to work in an industry where I get to eat, sleep, and breathe running.  Outside of pounding out miles, I love spend time with my family, concocting healthy recipes, and snuggling my two dog babies. 

I also live to compete.  I love running in all distances of races, but especially the long stuff.  I have run 4 marathons to date and will complete number 5 in April with my first Boston Marathon.  My goal is to crush Boston and then continue the adventure with an ultra marathon in the fall of 2017. 

To keep up with my training and racing, I try to maintain a vegan lifestyle and love experimenting with new ingredients.  Living in Lancaster, PA we are very lucky to have a bounty of farm grown local produce, so its always easy to try something new!

 

I love new adventures, and I am ecstatic to start on this new journey!

Cathy

Hello!  I'm Cathy a triathlete, head of Corporate Wellness, and a Human Resources Representative living and training in Houston Texas!  I started my triathlon journey in 2014 and haven't stopped with my greatest accomplishment being completing Ironman Texas in May 2016!  I love my job in corporate wellness because I love sharing my passion of a healthy lifestyle and influencing others to be a better version of themselves.  When I'm not training or resourcing humans you can find me spending my free time with my two loves....my dogs and cycling!  

Ileana

I started doing triathlons in 2008 and I have never looked back. I completed my first Ironman distance triathlon in 2016. I love the challenge of doing three sports, the atmosphere at races, and the friends I have made. Whenever possible, I try to make my own nutrition for training and races.

Joy

Joy began in the sport of triathlon in 2010 as a challenge from a friend. She has completed eight Ironman triathlons and has had many podium finishes in Sprint and Olympic-distance triathlons and 5K to half marathons. In 2011, Joy qualified for the Boston marathon. Her personal record for an Ironman finish time is 11:28, achieved while recovering from a broken pelvic bone. She dreamed it, so she did it.

In 2014, she became more aware of the importance of nutrition and its key role for fueling and recovery, as she completed three full Ironman races that year. Joy is a vegetarian who loves learning nutritional information to apply it for training and racing and to become a healthier athlete and individual.

Lauren

I was never athletic as a child or young adult. I was even turned away from an after-school track team because I was too slow! But when I was in my late 20s, I realized I probably should start taking care of myself. I signed up for a corporate 8K that some of my co-workers were doing, bought an inexpensive treadmill and got to work. My husband assumed that treadmill would become a clothing rack. Little did he (or I) realize how much that decision would change me. I made it through that 8K and joined a local running club. I went through all of their training programs, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon. After my first marathon, I started dabbling in triathlons. For the first few years, I settled for the same sprint-distance race once a year, but then I branched out and started going farther. After joining my local triathlon club, I joined some friends to train for my first 70.3 Half Ironman. The following year, I stepped it up to the full Ironman 140.6 distance. I completed my second Ironman in 2016, and my third will be IM Chattanooga in September 2017. I still run a lot when I'm not Ironman training (I have to compromise to make sure I don't overtrain or get injured!), and I have completed 18 marathons and five 50Ks. My farthest distance to date is 40 miles in a 12-hour timed event. I'm an average runner, slow cyclist and OK swimmer -- if I can do it, anyone can!

Patrick

Patrick has earned his Chartered Financial Analyst designation and works with a North American diversified energy infrastructure company. Born and raised in Calgary, Patrick has always had a passion for exploring the outdoors and running. Most workdays you’ll find him running on Calgary’s pathways and trail running in the Canadian Rockies during the weekends.

Patrick has a full race schedule planned for 2017. He is starting the year by hiking to Machu Picchu in January. Once he is back home, he will be all-out training for the Boston Marathon in April. Next, Patrick is going to compete in the Xterra Off-Road Triathlon in August. The last big race on Patrick’s schedule will be a 50 mile ultramarathon in the fall. Additionally, Patrick will be running in many smaller local runs throughout the year.

Patrick also volunteers as a Director with Open to Grow, a non-profit organization that provides microcredit to women entrepreneurs in Guatemala. For the past three years, he has organized a fundraiser race called Miles for Microcredit, which has raised over $50,000.

Patrick has run six half marathons, four marathons, and three ultramarathons. Through running, he has developed a greater appreciation for a well-rounded lifestyle that includes healthy activities, eating, and mind. Running has allowed Patrick to explore the world while sharing incredible experiences with other passionate athletes.

Tamsyn

I am a learning designer at a top British university... but as a new mom, I'll be on maternity leave until September 2017. I'm a runner, triathlete and vegetarian. My fitness journey started with karate, but in a bid to improve my overall fitness I started running. Five years ago, I achieved my black belt, but I realised that I love running more than martial arts.

 

At the end of 2012, I went on a running holiday where the coaches talked about their endeavours to compete at the Ironman World Championships in Kona. I was inspired, so I went home and signed up for swimming lessons as well as started thinking more carefully about what I ate. Six months later, I completed my first triathlon. 

 

Since then, I've done an 11 mile swim; led a group of women cycling over 360 miles in 4 days; run 5 marathons and finished two half ironmans. I continued swimming, cycling and running throughout my pregnancy in 2016, acting as a pacer at various local races including a half marathon. My healthy and active lifestyle, meant that I only gained 7lbs whilst pregnant and fitted straight back into my jeans afterwards!

 

My goals for 2017 include training for a marathon and a full Ironman.