Oct 1, 2014

Focused w/ SIGNED Book Giveaway

Book Details
Author: Noelle Pikus Pace
Release Date: September 2014
Publisher: Deseret Book
Genre: Inspiration

We already know and love this woman from the Olympics

She has won many titles and took the silver medal in the 2014 Winter Olympics

Now she shares her knowledge about 
Keeping your Life on Track, Once Choice at a Time

Her book is packed with stories, pictures, memes, and life's lessons.

Just look at these chapter titles:
*You Always Have a Choice
*Can I Sit Here
*Dare to Stand Alone
*A Model of Perfection
*One Foot in Front of the Other
*Useless Runners
*and MORE

Learn about some of her crashes and how she kept going.

Listen to her talk about her family and feel of the love she has for them.

Read about her accident and her comeback.

Share her experiences she has had with her other team members.

Study what she does to keep a balance in her life.

Let her be a role model for you...she is WONDERFUL!


My husband and I had the unique opportunity to be in on a Questions & Answers session with Noelle.

First of all she is DARLING! FUN! and VERY ENERGETIC!

Her "light" truly shines from her and makes you want to be a better person.

We learned some very fun fact about Noelle.

*Did you know her husband made her winning sled. And she lines it with chocolate to make it the correct weight.

*Noelle loves chocolate cookies and came in the room grabbing one from the table saying "Hey, I'm not in training anymore :)"

*Noelle used to train for 3 hours a day BEFORE her children got up. Otherwise it wouldn't get done.

*She has always had a dream of writing a book and has kept track throughout her life of lessons she has learned that can be passed on. She also has a dream of writing a children's book.

*Noelle's favorite holiday is Halloween.

*She won her 6th grade school spelling bee.

*She wants to become fluent in Spanish and in Sign Language.

*When she was younger she and a friend went to the fabric shop and purchased all the nylon fabric they could get. They then came home and made a parachute from it jumping from the second  floor of her home.

*She is the owner of SnowFire Hats.

After the Q&A Noelle signed books for us...
I was able to get an extra copy to GIVE AWAY to one of my followers :)
(US Address only PLEASE)
a Rafflecopter giveaway
About the Author
Noelle Pikus Pace graduated from Mountain View High School in 2001. In high school she competed in soccer, basketball, softball, track and field, bobsled and also skeleton. She then went on to run track and field at Utah Valley University and graduated in 2005 1st team All-American with a bachelor degree in Community Health. During that time she also broke the UVU high jump record and was the NJCAA National Discus Champion. She became the first woman to ever win the Overall World Cup Title in skeleton that same year. She was favored to win the Gold Medal going into the 2006 Winter Olympics. At the U.S. Olympic trials in October of 2005 an unfortunate accident kept her from competing at the Olympic Games. A bobsled unexpectedly came out of the track and hit her. She sustained a compound fracture to her lower right leg and because of this injury she was unable to compete in the Olympics. The following year, she came back to win the World Championships by the largest margin the history of the sport.

She continued on with her education and received a Masters degree in Business Administration in 2007. In 2008 Noelle decided to take a year off from competition and she and her husband Janson had a little girl, Lacee Lynne Pace. During this time, she started her own hat business, SnowFire Hats, and continued to compete the following year. Noelle competed in the 2010 Winter Olympics, on a sled that her husband built, and was the top U.S finisher finishing 4th to spend more time with her family and Noelle and Janson had a baby boy named Traycen in 2011. Following a miscarriage at 18 weeks pregnant in April of 2012, Noelle and Janson decided that she would give it one last try to earn an Olympic Medal, but only if their family could all travel together. Through the support of family, friends and sponsors it was made possible. Competing in 32 national and international competitions over two years, she finished on the podium 29 times, concluding her career by triumphantly winning the Silver Medal at the Olympic Winter Games in Russia and jumping into the stands to share that moment with her family and the world.

(A review copy was provided, however, all reviews are of my own opinion :)

Noelle will be one of the speakers at the Friday Night session
November 21-22, Maverik Center, Salt Lake City, UT


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