After a lifetime of feeling different, Kendra Chambers discovers the power of individual achievement and the freedom of pushing her own body to its limits when she unlocks her athletic potential, becoming a champion runner and an inspiring...
After a lifetime of feeling different, Kendra Chambers discovers the power of individual achievement and the freedom of pushing her own body to its limits when she unlocks her athletic potential, becoming a champion runner and an inspiring role model for her community.
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Kendra Chambers is a professional track and field athlete with a compelling journey to success. Growing up in El Paso, Texas, Kendra participated in various sports, including soccer and dance, before discovering her passion for track and field in high school.
Her innate competitiveness and dedication to the sport propelled her to win the Texas State Championship in the 400 meters during her senior year. Kendra's parents played an instrumental role in her development, allowing her to navigate her own path while providing unwavering support. As a guest on "Getting Gritty with Dr. J", Kendra shares her story to inspire and motivate track and field enthusiasts.
The key moments in this episode are:
00:02:27 - Kendra's Childhood
00:06:14 - Kendra's Journey to Becoming a Track and Field Athlete
00:08:31 - Thoughts on Kids Playing Multiple Sports
00:12:06 - Kendra's Drive and Sacrifice
00:15:10 - The Importance of Parenting
00:16:32 - Examples of Parental Support
00:18:40 - Kendra's Love for Running
00:24:13 - The Innate Need to Push Yourself
00:28:20 - Kendra's Dreamer Mentality
00:30:17 - Early Inspiration from Dominique Dawes
00:32:26 - Choosing a College and Transferring
00:37:11 - Continuing to Compete
00:40:17 - Mental Growth and Training with Age
00:43:37 - Not Making It and the Importance of Giving It Your All
00:46:13 - Understanding Your Purpose is Greater Than You
00:47:52 - Leaving a Lasting Impact Beyond Athletics
00:48:28 - Being More Than Just an Athlete
00:49:11 - Mental Skills of Being an Athlete
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