|06/27/2020||Padden Triathlon Long Course|
|09/20/2020||IRONMAN 70.3 Washington|
|05/30/2020||IRONMAN 70.3 Hawaii|
Gig Harbor, Washington
|Bucket List Race||70.3 Ironman Hawaii 2020(Registered)|
|Off-Day Activity||Biking(Road & Mountain), Running, Crossfit, Hiking, Paddle Boarding|
I love the water, always have! I grew up boating and swimming around the Puget Sound. I entered my first sprint triathlon in 2005, thinking I could swim. I ended alternating side stroke w/ crawl because I struggled with breathing. Every sprint triathlon for the last 14 years I have utilized backstroke as a crutch for my breathing. I am strong and have always dreamed of developing a fluid crawl stroke. I started taking a masters swim class from the Tri race director at the YMCA and that been a game changer. I do open water swims at American lake with a group of people that is forever growing. We call it our TRIbe. We encourage anyone we meet that loves to swim or needs help with open water swimming skills to join us. Together, we overcome our fears through support and encouragement and staying in "our lane" to work on whatever our obstacles are. I recently upgraded to the thermal Helix so I can swim year round in the Puget Sound and area lakes. I encouraged the leader of our TRIbe to do so, too, since we are training for the 2020 70.3 in Hawaii at the end of May.