My name is Linda Hardcastle and I live for my daily exercise. My first love was running, where I competed in intercollegiate cross country and track. I soon after discovered cycling, and have since logged over 50,000 miles on my various bicycles. I currently compete in triathlons, recently learning to love the freedom of open water lake swims. My days are not complete until I experience the rush of moving my body in one activity or another.
My love of sport steered me into my profession. I have a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Purdue. I have over 20 years of experience in the field, administering exercise and wellness programs through hospitals. I have coached at the college level – working with the Women’s Cross Country and Track teams at Purdue.
If you were to ask me what has brought me my greatest professional satisfaction, I would say that it comes from successfully guiding someone through their exercise experience. Whether this is the novice individual beginning a walking program, or the elite athlete training for nationals, both situations bring me the same joy and sense of accomplishment. I hope to do the same with my writing here for Bicycle Garage Indy.