7 Questions from 7SYSTEMS
1. What accomplishment are you most proud of in your sporting career?
BP: Florida 70.3 2007- 7th place finish. I learned the most about pushing through fatigue and racing in the heat. I also think it was a break through race for me. Sometimes the hard fought battles are the most rewarding to looking back upon.
2. What is the best advice anyone has ever given you?
BP: A few years ago while swimming and training with Colin Jenkins he used to always say to me “I have the gift all I have to do it show up, but you don’t so you better keep swimming”. That advice definitely used to keep me motivated.
3. What motivates you to get up every day and kick your own ass?
BP: I have the motivation to be the best athlete I can be. The feeling after a hard effort or an epic day is priceless, and the sense of accomplishment is huge. It’s not just about getting up and working out, it’s about waking up and committing to the effort or the workload in front of you in order to reach your goals.
4. Who is the person you look up to most and why?
BP: Crowie. He is an amazing, talented athlete and person. He is also very humble and leads a very balanced life. He also has a wicked accent.
5. If you were stranded on an island what book would you want to have with you?
BP: Andre Agassi’s biography entitled Open. I could read it 10 times and would still sweat reading it.
6. What’s your favorite unhealthy snack?
BP: Sausage on a bun or Tex Mex. Texas food is out of hand! If you race in Texas you must go out for Mexican food! I also like chocolate granola but luckily I can’t find Jordan’s in the USA so it’s under control.
7. What is the best restaurant you’ve ever been too and what did you eat there?
BP: Uncle Julio’s- may be one of my favorite places after a hard training day. It’s not the best for race weight but having chips and queso and some chicken fajitas are the bomb.