Client Spotlight - Fletcher Payne

fletcher climbing to the top of Mt. Whitney with his son

fletcher climbing to the top of Mt. Whitney with his son

Fletcher and his family

Fletcher and his family

1)  When did you start training with Alex and Revision Athletics? 
I started emailing with Alex for a training routine in March of 2014 and I stared working out with the 6AM group in September of 2014.

2)  What brought you to class and keeps you coming back?  
I loved being outdoors, so I thought this would be a great place to run.   As I started working out with the class I enjoyed the new challenges - especially Week Five!   After working out with the group for a couple of weeks, I realized that I really enjoyed comradery I had with the 6AM group.  

3)   What drives you in life to do what you do?  
I love thinking about where is the edge of what is possible -  can I challenging myself to do something new or trying harder when it is not easy.   I don’t like giving up or when people say “that is not possible”.

4)  What don’t people know about you that you’d like them to?    
I really enjoy being in the mountains, skiing, mountaineering, hiking, trail running, rock climbing, mountain biking or just hanging out.  Also, I love pretending to be athletic.   

5)  What’s the hardest thing you’ve done in your life? 
I don’t know that I have done anything that is the “hardest thing in my life.”  I have been very lucky in life, and I have been diligently and worked hard on so many things.  I guess I would like to turn that question around and say raising my son Colin, has been one of my most rewarding things in life – and as any parent knows at times that is not easy.

6)  What are some challenges you want to take on this year, either physically, mentally, spiritually, or professionally?   
I did have a PR earlier this year, so I achieved one personal challenge. I need to thank Alex, Whitney and the entire 6AM group for that.  I’d would also like to climb another 14,000 foot peak (maybe two.)  They are very interesting challenges – as hard as you may try, sometime the Mountain says “no - not this time.”  So you have to learn to handle adversity and set-backs – I have had to deal with couple of set-back this year.  But you just have to keep trying!

7)  Who inspires you?
Alex – a man who runs distances that I cannot comprehend at a pace that I would be happy with for a 10 mile run.   Also I am inspired by Robert and Irene Minkowsky (7AM group).   When I get to their age - I hope I’m as active as they are!!   Robert and Irene - Keep Running!