WGL May-June 2014

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“They say it takes between four an eight As she signed autographs for kids, she years to get completely comfortable as a pilot. told a visitor that she hopes she can show I just have about three years now. So I think them that they, too, can achieve whatby 2018, I should be at my peak.” ever they can imagine. And she has quite an inspirational story to tell: from Lithia That, she said will be her last Olympic run. Springs High School, to a star on the Meyers is looking forward to life with fiancé world’s largest stage. Nic Taylor, being a married woman and starting a family. Taylor, a former sledder who “It’s just great to see how excited the now is a strength and conditioning coach at kids are,” Meyers told her visitor. “It the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, wasn’t that long ago that I was just like Calif., proposed to Meyers as she stood on the that — a kid with a dream of being an medal stand at the World Championships. Olympian. Of course that was in softball back then, but then I got this opportunity. “He is quite the romantic guy, but I’m I hope if I can do anything, it is to show pretty sure he knew I would say yes,” Meythem that you can do anything if you are ers said. “He means so much to me. He’s not willing to work hard – and to never give up only my fiancé, but he’s like an extra coach, on what you dream. my sports psych, and my best friend. To have a person who understands what being a “And the support from here in this area world class athlete is all about, the demands has been incredible. That support means and all that goes with it as a partner is so much, because while you are out there, incredible. locked in on the event, to get Facebook messages and Tweets from all of them “While being able to share the medal run back home — you want to do your best to with all the people who have supported me represent all of them. I mean, I’ve gotten is great, I have tried to balance that with so many messages of support, even after spending time with Nic. I’m so excited about the Games were over and I’m back home. the future with him. Planning the wedding It really means a lot. To see that support — was tough, and my Mom and my sisters were it’s really been an incredible experience.” a huge help, but at the end of the day this is about us starting our lives together, and we Some of her greatest fans are her family, want it to be our day. We want it to be a day none of whom are surprised by all she has that we will always remember.” achieved.

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