Sheila Crenshaw


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Discover Fitness Foundation

Discover Fitness Foundation (DFF) awards athletic scholarships to children fighting obesity, children with special needs, and children with financial need wishing to participate in recreational and competitive level gymnastics. The DFF mission will be accomplished by generating and providing the funding, and acting as a liaison organization, linking scholarship candidates with a gymnastics facility near their home.

Ironman 70.3 Waco
 Waco, Texas
October 28, 2018

My Reason2Race is Discover Fitness Foundation. 

For my first Half Ironman I am racing for Discover Fitness Foundation. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for children with special needs, children fighting obesity, and talented youth athletes by sponsoring them to participate in recreational and competitive level of gymnastics. My $2500 goal will award 4 scholarships for 4 very special children.

Training in 2018 was delayed drastically when, on March 10th, I took a bad spill in my bike and broke my left collarbone. Knowing the training delay and most likely missing my first race of the season I was crushed. The December before I suffered a torn ligament in my right foot and had only started training a few weeks prior. After hours of research, consults with two orthopedic surgeons detailing Ironman training, the decision was made to move forward with surgery for a plate fixation. Faster healing time and improved athletic performance with a Blue Plate Special? I'm in! Special thanks to: My mother for patience in caregiving and the myriad of friends who visited and played chauffeur. Sarah Davies, DPT at Select PT believed I could get through her tough sessions, pushed my limits!

When I am not training I work with a Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Robert G. Marvin, M. D. at Houston Surgical Specialist in marketing. I create experiences for patients who are making a tough decision, to ease the apprehension and arm them with knowledge and direction to improve their health. We firmly believe diet and exercise is a must with any road our patients choose. In 2018 I was chosen to join the Board of Directors at the Houston Racing Triathlon Club as Membership Chair. This has been an incredible support base this season.

Knowledge is power and armed with the right tools, the children benefiting from DFF, greatly increase quality of life and reduce a lifetime of complications from excess body weight. I was once 180 lbs myself and know the struggle all to well. 

IRONMAN 70.3 WACO IS OCTOBER 28TH, 2018 in Waco, TX        

Swim 1.2 Miles, Cycle 56 miles and run 13.1 (Half marathon) Goal time in 6 1/2 hours. 

Please consider donating by clicking the sponsor me button below. Join me in supporting the children of Discover Fitness Foundation. You can learn more here. 

Please click the Sponsor Me button below and give $25, $50, $100 or whatever you can to support Discover Fitness Foundation!

A heartfelt thanks,



Donations2Date: $614

Donor Donation Amount Donation Date Comment
Robert Marvin, MD $215.00 11/3/2018 We are very proud of Sheila and to support Discover Fitness Foundation. #beatobesity
Rachel Pennycuick $70.30 10/25/2018 I’ll be cheering you all the way in spirit!
Antonio Rosales $20.00 10/24/2018 Good luck Shiela on your First Half ironman!
Meghan Hayden $31.50 10/24/2018
Michael Adamo $25.00 9/19/2018
Patricia Martin $100.00 9/10/2018 You’ve had quite a journey and are an inspiration to these kids!
Susan Contreras $50.00 9/9/2018
Anonymous Donor $27.50 8/21/2018 Go get 'em!!
Gary L Russell $50.00 8/20/2018 Sounds like a noble cause! Good luck with the training, the race, and the fundraising!
Anonymous Donor $25.00 7/20/2018 #roadtowaco2018 #discoverfitnessfoundation #reason2race
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