Last weekend we celebrated my brother Brad’s wedding and “officially” welcomed Cheryl to the Broder family! Beautiful day, and such a fun wedding that I don’t have any photos of the bride and groom 😂 Congrats you two, loved being part of your special day! 💕🎉🥂
This year has been incredibly full with lots of new and challenging goals in my life, most of which have a new focus away from sport (for now). I originally had the intention of training for this run, but, well...life. So instead when race day approached and I questioned why the heck I signed up for this thing, I decided to run anyways and take a step away from the competitive mentality with which I usually approach sports to just be. Enjoy the moment, accept the inevitable pain 😂, and appreciate what my body is capable of. By no means was it easy, but it was kind of fun at the same time. #runhappy#lululemon#seawheeze2019
🌱 Feeling proud of my roots and grateful for all the incredible memories I have competing as a Spartan across different sports. My years at Claremont Secondary taught me the value of hard work, supporting my teammates and competing with heart, among many other life lessons! 💛 Thank you to all my coaches and teachers who dedicated so many hours in the gym and on the field - it is deeply appreciated, my family for supporting in every way, and my friends for all the laughs! It is an honour and a privilege to be recognized among so many notable Alumni. 🙏🙌⭐️ #foreveraspartan#claremont#walloffame#victoriabc
What a day at the RBC Race for the Kids! Amazing to see so many families out running in the 5K & 2K races together in support of oncology and mental health initiatives at @bcchf. Congrats to all participants! 🏃♀️🏃🏻♂️😎#rbcolympian#RBCRacefortheKids
Game plan. As an athlete, it was ingrained in us that this was a critical element to prepare prior to a match or competition. Without one, a successful outcome was more difficult and often relied a little more on luck or instincts. Flipping the script and heading into the career world means that I know the importance of applying the same tactics to this facet of my life. Thankfully, so do the wonderful people behind @gameplancanada, who are helping athletes build a foundation for success in life after sport, and have stepped up to support this transition.
At the beginning of January, I embarked on a new journey and goal for 2019 - completing my MBA from the Smith School of Business. Best part, I can do it from Vancouver! It’s early days, but I’m already blown away by the quality of instructors, classmates and content that encompasses the program. The team-based approach is something that feels very natural to me and I can already see how it will transfer to my career where I can directly apply my learnings!
Being back at school while juggling a full-time career will have it’s challenges, but I’m so up for it. Grateful for my work family at Arc’teryx who has been unbelievably supportive and encouraging, as well as my rock @mavhat who makes the chaos totally manageable and fun 🤗
What are you focused on for 2019 and do you have the people in place to help you accomplish it? Feeling pretty stoked on the team of rockstars I have in different corners of my life!
🇨🇦 RED MITTEN DAY!! 🇨🇦 The weather in Canada is getting colder, which means it’s time to keep your hands warm with some iconic Hudson’s Bay Red Mittens!
In celebration of National Red Mitten Day, Hudson’s Bay will DOUBLE the donation to the Canadian Olympic Foundation for every pair of 2019 Red Mittens sold (up to $50,000)
Hudson’s Bay and the Canadian Olympic Foundation have been a huge support throughout my Olympic journey and I’m extremely grateful! Thank you to them and to those of you who choose to support Canadian Athletes 🙏
Had a great practice and courtside chat with Southridge’s Junior team! These girls have great technical skills and… t.co/yuE66NQ8Yr
Mom and I recently teamed up to speak to the parent group at @st._johns_school about the benefits of participating in extra-curricular activities and how they can help your academic performance. Was fun to share the stage with her and reflect on my many years in sport and activity from a young age. Thanks @kathybroder!
What I gained through my experience on team sports:
1) Confidence - to speak up and value myself, believing I can accomplish anything I set my mind to.
2) Positive Peer Relationships - real friendships where we support one another, communicate clearly and openly, and hold each other accountable when needed.
3) Resiliency + Determination - understanding that setbacks in life will happen - especially when pursuing big goals and dreams. I learned to focus on what I can control, and use challenges and failures as a way to reflect, pivot and try again a different way. Hard work will take you far!
This week I got the chance to spend time with the grade 8 girls volleyball team at Southridge School thanks to the @_headtohead mentorship program. We trained, shared stories, and learned some new tools for managing nerves and pressure. These girls already have such an amazing foundation of knowledge!
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#MotivationMonday - Coming at you from our #FastandFemale ambassador Jamie Broder (@brodes6)!
"Growing up in sport allowed me to build my self-confidence, learn valuable leadership skills, and develop lifelong friendships. The environment that Fast and Female has created is one where sport is celebrated, healthy active living is encouraged, and supportive relationships are developed. These events create a connection to the sport ambassadors in their local communities, so that young girls have a positive role model in sport to look up to. Sharing the joy and passion that I have for sport is something near and dear to my heart. I hope to inspire many young females to stay involved in sport, and recognize that beyond competition there are many ways to challenge yourself and build skills that will last a lifetime. The Fast and Female motto rings true for me, “Girls in sport are empowered for life."