Q&A WITH AMELIA
How do you manage two full-time careers — attorney and racer?
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When do you work out?
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Do you find that training for a race helps you work out issues and problems at your desk job?
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“I am not trying to get back to being that same athlete — I am becoming a new athlete, a smarter athlete.”