|Primary Discipline(s)||Triathlon, Gravel Cycling, Open Water Swimming, Road Running|
|Bucket List Race||Ironman WI|
|Post-Race Drink||Hammer Recoverite|
I am a beginner triathlete. I began my journey signing up for the Chicago Tri having been an avid cyclist for years and looking for a new challenge. Once Covid hit all of my swim training was cancelled. Having not swam since I was a kid I knew this was going to be a big problem. Fortunately my workplace is on lake Michigan so I got a wetsuit and tried to figure out how to swim! Months later I competed in the "virtual" Chicago tri and knew I had more work to do with my swim. This Spring I met a group of OWS and began to swim with them and eventually I got connected with my swim coach. This year I raced in the Chicago Tri (with others!) and had an amazing experience! Swim has now become my favorite discipline to train and (with my coaches assist) I am signing up to do my first Ironman next year.