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July Skater of the Month

Name: Toni Hammond

Age: 35

Marital Status: Married

Have been skating for how long: 26+ Years

Equipment Brand and Type: Rollerblade Tempest 90 W. Planning on upgrading to speed skates soon!

Life Philosophy: LOVE Life and live to the fullest.

Favorite Time of Day to Skate: Any time I can get out there.

Favorite Skating Event: Texas Road Rash

Biggest Skating Adventure: Skating all around Auditorium shores, down Ceasar Chaves with freedom during Keep Austin Weird. Just fun - Austin Crazy fun.

Awards/ Competitive Wins:

  • 1991 regional Volleyball Champs Covington middle School
  • My Mom earned the youngest grandmother at her High School reunion because of me!
  • 1st place in the half Marathon rec division for the over 30 age group at my first Road Rash in 2012

Would Like to Do This Year: Train to speed skate and have more endurance. And place in a marathon race!

What I get from skating: Skating is my Yoga. It clears my head calms me down. My favorite form of cardio and the Veloway is PERFECT for interval training, the best way to burn fat and build muscle

Coolest Accomplishment: Earned a free trip to Atlantis last Summer.

Other sports/hobbies I enjoy: Remodeling our house, playing with our Bulldogs and traveling.

Favorite skating gadget/tool: My Iphone and map my ride app.

Mentors: My Grandpa Kidd.

Helpful Advice to Beginners: Just get out there and try it. It's so much fun, and much easier on your joints than running!

Favorite Quotes:

If you want more, you have to become more!
For things to change, you have to change!
For things to get better, you have to get better!

Friends are more important than money.

Successful people say "I will" rather than I'll try or maybe.

When life gives you a Bad Romance, show everyone your Poker Face, buy a new Telephone, call Alejandro, and Just Dance! (Lady Gaga song title montage)

"Start from wherever you are and with whatever you've got." - Jim Rohn

"@RyanBlair: When (They Say) "there's no way" tell (They Say) "you're either in, or in the way". Boom write that down."

"Motivation is not permanent, but neither is bathing or eating! Some things just need to be done regularly!" - from Zig Ziglar's new book, 'Born to Win'

"Don't wait. The time will never be just right." - Napoleon Hill

There are 3 C's in Life!
Choices, Chances, and Change
You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change!

Toni Photo