I didn’t have to do this, but you should know by now that I’m kind of extra AF. Meilani. Of the hundreds of unique people I’ve met through obstacle course racing, you were something else. (In a good way, of course.) Ever since I started Spartan Race, you were the first person I met outside of any Spartan event. (I have to say that hiking Mission Peak on a rainy January morning has to be one of the worst ways of meeting anyone for the first time. But, I’m glad that it worked out, lol. In retrospect, it wasn’t too bad since we’re Spartan AF.) On several occasions, we’ve trained for races together and motivated one another on race days either in person or through social media. ( #Hypeman/ #Hypewoman.) And even outside of the sport, we got to know more about each other through somewhat random conversations, cheered each other up when neither one of us asked for it, and picked each other up when we were at our lowest points. I honestly never thought that we’d be as close as we are today. Even though I’ve only known you for about a year, I’ve learned so much about you and so much from you, and I truly appreciate and respect you as the woman you are. You may not always see this in yourself, but you are one of the strongest, most talented, hardest-working, and overall most a-MEI-zing women I’ve ever met. (See what I did there?) You have inspired me (and many others) to be not only a better athlete, but a better person. And for that, I thank you. On behalf of everyone who loves and cares about you, we all wish you a happy birthday, and we will continue to support you in everything you do. Enjoy your day, and please don’t kill me for the last four pictures... . #AppreciationPost #TurnUp #SagittariusSZN #GhettOCR #SPARTANBA18 #AMBSDR #Spartan #SpartanRace #SpartanStrong #SpartanWomen #AgeGroupChampion #WestCoastSpartans #SJSpartans #Unstoppable #Unbreakable #Aroo #TrifectaTribe #TrifectaChasers #KawailehuaHulaOhana #Hula #Dance #CHEEHOO #OCR #California #USA
AWWWWW!!! Thank you sooooo much! 😭😭 This is so sweet! Haha. Yes, I see what you did there. 😂 BRUUUHHHH, the last one?!?!?! HAHAHAHAHAH!