|Vegas! (and the obligatory Duck photo)|
I was never an "athlete" by any sense of the word. I played tennis in high school and that was the extent of my athletic endeavors. I always wanted to be a runner. I just loved the idea of it but would feel like my lungs were going to collapse anytime I jogged a few blocks. In 2005 I watched a friend compete in an olympic triathlon. I'd never seen anything like it. The camaraderie of the athletes who were all mostly out there competing against themselves was amazing. Seeing the different shapes and sizes of body types and hearing the stories of things people overcame to get to that point was so inspirational and just the motivation I needed. I swore the next year I would be part of that group. So in 2006 I signed up with Team & Training and competed in my first Olympic distance triathlon. I had never swam a lap, ran a mile or been on a road bike before that so believe me when I say anyone can do it.
|PacCrest 2006 - first race.|
|Ironman CDA 2010|
|My brother & I last Thanksgiving!|