Dear Winter Warriors,

Words cannot express how proud I am of all of you.

What you accomplished yesterday was, simply put, incredible.

Through your hard work and effort, 897 pounds of food was raised for those in need and transported (by foot, nonetheless) over 17.5 kms to the Regina Food Bank through wind and snow along icy sidewalks.

You are without a doubt waking up in pain this morning.

Embrace that.

Let the pain that you feel be a reminder of just how hard you worked to help people you may never meet. You pushed your body to it’s absolute limits for people who won’t even be able to say, “Thank you”.

It takes a special kind of person to do that.

What I hope you learned from this experience is that there are no limits to what you are capable of. The words “I can’t do that” should never again cross your mind.

You are strong, tough, and able to do anything you put your mind to.

I’ve seen you do it.

Use this new confidence, knowledge, and pride to not only better yourself and your own life, but to help and inspire others along the way.

Thank you for everything. You are an amazing individual.


Published by Riley

Riley Nadoroznick is an experienced coach and author who works with athletes across North America. A former wrestler at the University of Regina, Riley now competes in a variety of strength and endurance events such as Spartan Race, GORUCK, and the Tactical Strength Challenge. Growing up, Riley was never the biggest or fastest athlete, but he had big goals. He worked hard to earn a full athletic scholarship and knows what it takes to succeed. After his wrestling career was cut short due to injury, Riley never stopped learning, training, or competing. Now, as a full-time strength, speed, conditioning, and nutrition coach, Riley shares his knowledge, experience, and expertise with everyone he works with. When he’s not coaching or on an adventure with his wife and kids, Riley volunteers his time as a youth football coach and serves on multiple boards and volunteer organizations in his community.