Cindy Wilkinson is an accomplished career nanny. She was awarded the Harriet Grant Service Award Pin for 30 years as a professional career nanny from the International Nanny Association as well as their 1998 Nanny of the Year (NOTY) She has a music business called Jumpin’ With Cindy, she teaches music to kids and nannies and had produced several music cds. One thing she has taken on lately is her health and adding that to her long list of accomplishments and pathways.
Since I had never considered myself an athlete, this was a huge undertaking for me. I had cycled around the island of Nantucket and sailed on Long Island Sound; I had downhill skied at Winter Park and canoed in Maine, but I had it in my psyche somehow, that I wasn’t athletic. This perception was likely the result of my growing up in a part of the country where team sports is King. I wasn’t accomplished as a volleyball, softball, or basketball player… all hometown favorites, and showed particularly poor performance in tennis, something I really enjoyed, but could never master.
This began to change after I summited this great mountain. I found myself loving the time I spent at the gym, and even more, the time I now spent hiking the Canadian Rockies near Banff or cycling the bike path from Glenwood Springs to Dotsero. My health and fitness were the best they had ever been but then, in the late 1990’s, things began to change.