THE BIGGEST DIAMOND ON THE CROWN-SALINA SCOTT
“All work and no play makes Salina a dull sport ”
Perhaps it is her lifetime involvement and commitment to sport, introduced to her by her father, maybe it is because she is God fearing and devoted to her family, her career and her running or in one word her personality. Whatever the reason Salina Scott is a live example that anything you put your mind to can be achieved. Salina has been employed at Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago (CBTT) for the past nine (9) years, where she is currently attached to the Information Services department. Apart from that she still makes fitness a part of her regime…. “I maintain a very grueling regime, my day starts at 4:00 am, then I head to the gym 4 days a week to cross train, where I work on strengthening my running muscles and improving flexibility. I also run 5-6 times a week, and I work with my coach Richard Jones on a continuous basis to set goals and keep me motivated”. Not omitting her self-growth, Salina is also pursuing a degree in Business Administration.
Her second time entering the CariFin Games 2017 has been a very positive and rewarding one thus far. At the Aerobics Burnout competition, she placed in the top ten (10). She also entered three running events; 1 Lap Savannah, Green Mile and Chancellor Challenge where she was able to secure the top spot among the females in all three events. In addition, for the first time, she will be entering Miss CariFin 2017 as the representative for her organization (CBTT) and the Cross Country competition which will be incorporated in the CariFin Family Day carded for Sunday May 28, 2017 at the Sevilla Golf Course. Many are anticipating great results from Scott on this day and she is also confident that she will do well. How is she able to do it all?
Scott has a personal philosophy that she applies to running and general life; through “Positivity, Patience and Persistence” all goals are attainable. Indeed there are days when her days are long and hectic but she never feels forced to do what she does. As Scott puts it; “I consider running my labour of love, so I enjoy doing it and it never feels like I’m forcing myself. I credit my ability to manage it all firstly to God, without whom none of this would be possible, my very meticulous planning skills and the support of my husband”. She admits that sometimes a lot of her personal time is geared towards running but to make up for this her husband runs most of her races with her and is always there cheering her on. Scott is thankful for hectic days and her ability to balance it as it has only helped to improve her efficiency and her general approach to life.
Participation in the games afforded Salina the opportunity to have fun, keep fit and meet and mingle with members of her financial organization. The experiences in her lifetime can teach individuals the importance of perseverance and dedication.
Her advice to her competitors for the Miss CariFin and Cross Country,
“Don’t over think it, come out to have fun and challenge yourself with family, friends and colleagues. You are capable of much more than you give yourself credit for!”
Submitted by: Keisha Saunders