What's Your "Y"
Ironhead Gallon, Strong Safety, Ottawa Redblacks
What (or who) has been your main source of motivation or inspiration?
"Family has always been my motivation. They inspire me to be the best version of myself each and every day."
Where do you find more motivation, doubters or supporters?
"I find motivation from both, doubters and supporters. It gives me a chance to identify my strengths and weaknesses. Through the good and the bad I always find a way to fuel my motivational drive."
What is the biggest mental challenge you've had to face in your sport and how have you conquered that?
"Injuries have been a mental challenge for me personally. I conquered that by remembering my “Y”. I make sure that I continue to control what I can control and keep my faith in God!"
What do you do to make sure you're physically and mentally prepared for a game?
"I like to do a lot of meditation before a game. It’s very beneficial for me. It gives me a chance to free my mind and really soak in and appreciate the moment."
Describe your recovery strategies.
"My biggest thing when it comes to recovery is to actually take the time to get the proper body maintenance that I can get. Ranging from sleep, massages and chiropractic care. Those strategies have worked tremendously for me. My body can feel the difference and I’m always prepared when it’s time to put in work."
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What's Your "Y"?
"My “Y” is definitely my family! They have always been there for me through the good and the bad. They always go out of their way to make sure I’m always in a winning position, so that I can be the best man that I can be. So when a lot of people ask me why do I go so hard, that’s my reason why. They worked hard to keep a smile on my face, so it’s only right that I do the same for them."
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
"As an athlete, in 5 years I see myself still playing the game that I love, but at another level. Personally, I feel as if I’m nowhere near my peak. I have a lot of goals that I’m looking to accomplish within that time frame. I truly believe and have faith that I WILL GET THEM DONE!"