Kendra: Be patient with yourself and remember the little things add up to big things.
Connect and Rise with Kendra Chambers, Pro-USA Track and Field Athlete (sponsored by Oiselle) and Athlete Advocate. Kendra’s insight and perspective is so powerful! She discusses how important it is to be patient with yourself, especially during the pandemic. Sometimes the best thing we can do for ourselves is not to look too far into the future but instead to focus on the 24 hours in front of us and what we can do in that day. Kendra takes us through her journey as an elite runner experiencing kidney failure. She reminds us that each new level of our lives will require the next level of our strength and training. In hindsight, you will see that the little things turn out to be a big things, so stay focused on the small things you do on a daily basis. Kendra also shares some very powerful insight about what it means to be seen and heard as a Black female athlete. She provides excellent strategies to get involved and be a part of change. Kendra encourages us all to embrace the beauty that can be found in personal growth. In the pursuit of your “why,” make sure the little things you do every day align with that mission.