If you head on over to achillesinternational.org, under the Volunteers section there is a blurb about me. Oh what the hell, here’s what it looks like:
And if you can’t read it, here’s what it says:
October Achilles Volunteer of the Month! Andy Huh first guided for Achilles at the Duathlon Nationals this spring. A familiar face at weekly swim practices, he often lured new volunteers with his charms and good looks. Not just a pretty face, prior to every race Andy single-handedly loaded tandem bikes into strategic Tetrus-like formations within his family’s bakery truck – often at 4:30am. Andy is one of those rare volunteers and human beings who approaches any task you give him with “I got this”. He guided Joe Dowling on a bumpy path at the NYRR-Queens-tri, led Irene Hecht to a PR at the Pequannock-tri, and directed our para-athletes en-route to the Connecticut tri. Even after a painful stress fracture
Andy guided Lamar Brown to a bronze medal finish at the World Duathlon Championships in Scotland and provided an entertaining blog for us to follow. Andy’s quick-wit, critical-thinking, and overall positive nature contributed to the Achilles tri team’s incredible season. Thank you Andy
It’s true. I do have ridiculously good looks and it wasn’t at 4:30 AM—it was more like 3:00 AM. Not tooting my own horn, of course.
In all seriousness, this season was great but was even better competing alongside Achilles. I met so many great friends from the organization. (It sounds like I don’t have many friends. I do, but now I have MORE friends)
Inadvertently, I have more pressure to train. As a guide, you have to be at the very least — the same, or preferably in better athletic shape than your athlete. The point is to guide them to their personal best, and not anchor them as dead weight.