It’s not always easy to stay motivated, especially when pounded with 6-12 inches of snow well into March. Longing for spring I like to remind myself of the great people I’ve had the pleasure to meet, like Ginger Kobliska. You wouldn’t guess by Ginger’s kind, soft spoken nature that she is an IronWOMAN, community leader, and, quite frankly – tough as nails.
Ginger speaks the epitome of setting the mind to achieve a particular goal and doing what it takes to accomplish what she sets out to do. Ginger has a long list of accomplishments including the Ironman, Walt Disney Goofy Challenge, and most recently a 126.2 finish in the Baton Rouge to New Orleans Ultramarathon. Every single meeting I walked away from with Ginger left me feeling like this a girl who is 100% invested in doing what it takes to get the job done.
Ginger constantly reported following through on challenging workouts set by her coach without batting an eye. She never let up on testing and applying nutrition concepts to support fueling her to the finish line. Even with her personal goals to tackle, Ginger is a leader as a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training coach. She is a constant support to friends, teammates, and those she coaches.
The 26.2 mile marathon distance is hard enough let alone the 100 miles she had to run before the “short” marathon distance finish at Rouge-Orleans. Although Ginger gave deserved credit to her amazing crew for this out of this world packing job for such an extreme event, I know this perfect packing job wouldn’t have been possible without Ginger’s well planned race strategy. She had an amazing system in terms of fueling, shoe changes, and even her own portable potty in the event she felt too fatigued to eliminate during the 39+ hour race. She went into the race well prepared, fought through the pain, and enjoyed a glorious 126.2 mile finish.
Way to go, Ginger! You are an inspiration to many!
Learn more about Ginger and her Rouge-Orleans finish and fueling HERE.