Courtney is a very good indoor volleyball player. She’s been an Olympian twice, in 2012 and 2016, both times bringing home medals. In 2014, she won the Volleyball Women’s World Championship. In college, playing for the University of Washington, she won the 2005 national championship. You get the idea: she’s very good at volleyball.
You would not, however, say that Courtney is a very good runner. “The extent of my running in the last 15 years has been about 30 seconds at a time,” she says. To be fair, volleyball is a sport that requires lightning quick reflexes and explosive action. You could not be a professional volleyball player if you were also an endurance athlete simply because they require different body mechanics.
While Courtney used to travel the world playing and competing, her guilty pleasure was watching YouTube videos and documentaries on Ironman races and 100 milers.