|08/05/2021||US Masters Swimming Nationals|
|08/08/2021||USAT Age Group National Championships|
|Primary Discipline(s)||Triathlon, Masters Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Road Running|
|Bucket List Race||USA Triathlon Age Group World Championships|
|Post-Race Drink||Lots of water & a Mich Ultra :)|
|Off-Day Activity||Doing something active outside with the kiddos like hiking, water skiing, & hanging out in the sun.|
Hi I'm Kristen, a former collegiate swammer & record holder turned triathaMOM! Training has always been a way of life; I met my husband on the swim team, and stayed competitive with racing until I became pregnant with my son. I was nervous to train pregnant, then couldn't find the time once baby was here. As such, I developed some depression for the first time in my life. Through very supportive family/friends and therapy, I have truly learned "movement is medicine". Exercise is not just about the next big race, it's vital for mental health! It took time to realize I shouldn't feel "guilty", as I am such a better Mom when I'm active, plus it sets a heathy example for our two kiddos now. I try to involve them in my workouts daily; from stroller runs, to putting them in a raft at the pool and kicking laps while pushing them, I even put my stationary bike next to my son's desk while supervising his virtual kindergarten during this crazy Covid year! Our active lifestyle has been rubbing off on them too, my son asks to use our Vasa Trainer while I'm next to him on the treadmill, and he's SO excited to start swim team next year. Traveling to races has become a fun family activity, they love watching us and participating in the kid's division. We have surprised ourselves and now are even "faster as a master"! Last year, my husband & I both qualified for USA Triathlon Age Group Worlds in Switzerland, however I became pregnant with our now 10 month baby girl. So now we are working even harder to re-qualify next year for World's which will be in Bermuda - just in time for our 10 year anniversary! I would be honored to represent Blueseventy, all while inspiring the next generation!