By Sue Barrington
WSU Student Recreation Center
When Nick asked me if I would be interested in reflecting about earning my coin, I said absolutely. I have been physically fit and living a healthy lifestyle since I was 16-years-old. Now approaching my 50th birthday, I can honestly say that I am in the best shape of my life; physically, mentally, and emotionally. I have made tremendous progress since starting Pink Gloves 4 months ago. I’ve never been one to take organized fitness classes. My workouts are for me, and me only. But that all changed after my first Pink Gloves class. Pink Gloves is not just a physical, mental, and emotional challenge, but is also a source of growth and fulfillment. It leaves you exhilarated and amazed at your ability to overcome fears and do things you thought you could never do. Earning my coin was just one of those things – but it was clearly a significant one for me or anyone my age. I’m enrolled in Pink Gloves at Washington State University where the large majority of my classmates are young, college students who are constantly testing their minds. I was determined to earn my coin and I knew it would be more of a mental challenge than a physical one. In the end, I recalled the quote by Henry Ford, “Whether you think you can or can’t, you are right”. I was right! I thought I could, and I did. Now I am anticipating a time when a fellow coin holder “calls me out”. Or perhaps, I will do the calling.