The Summer of 2021, the time when I decided to pursue the Tri sport fervently and complete a sprint every month for the summer.
Now with one 70.3 done, and more yet to complete, perhaps a full distance is in my future!
I completed my virtual Swim Run GA. My third Virtual Race this weekend. I swam with Therabands and Garmin kept a distance. Run .7 miles, swim 600 meters, run 3.1 miles, swim 625 meters, run .5 miles, swim 350 meters, run 1.1 miles, swim 1200 meters, run .1 mile, swim 300 meters, run .35 miles, swim 325 meters, run .25 miles, swim 325 meters, run .1 miles, swim 225 meters, run 2.25 miles, swim 300 meters, run 1.2 miles, swim 600 meters, run .1 miles. I am looking forward to the actual event Red Top Mountain State Park postponed to September 13th.
Wearing an old, donated, but still awesome blueseventy wetsuit to swim outside. And of course, thanks to coronavirus, staying 6ft(+) away from my buddy! It was my first experience in a wetsuit, and this pool swimmer did NOT like it :)
Revel Mt. Hood marathon (June 29, 2019). Somewhere in the first 5 - 8 miles when I was feeling good. Too bad that only lasted another 9 - 12 miles. I started to fade at mile 17 and crashed completely within the next 5; walked the last 2 miles.
A little about me, I was a soccer kid growing up, who didn't like to run much. Got out of high school and ran to keep in shape, found I enjoyed trial running which kept me interested. Got talked into my first running race and chased 1/2 and full marathons for a few years. Volunteered at Ironman CDA and decided to give a triathlon Olympic a try. Struggled and panicked in the swim, but once I calmed myself and got through it, I finished the race and I was hooked.
I have advanced to a competitive athlete with lots of accolades and awards, still chasing those titles and championship races. My dream is still to get to Kona. After major setbacks of 3 leg surgeries in 2015-2016, I thought racing was over for me. I fought back even stronger and have consistently held titles since 2017.
I enjoy being outside and on the go, especially when its exercise related. I have my beloved 3 year old Golden Retriever who loves to run, swim and hike with me. I am a personal trainer and endurance coach. I also love the change of seasons, winter being one most people hate, but I love trekking up the mountain snowshoeing or snowboarding all winter. I enjoy travel and want to see so many more places on this earth before I no longer can one day!
I enjoy encouraging others to find and enjoy a healthy lifestyle, cause quality of life means more than quantity of life spent sick. I enjoy encouraging other women to fight for health and happiness.
This year I will return to the 140.6 IM distance, keep chasing podium finishes and hopefully a slot to the 70.3 World Championships!
Taking some exit photos of swimmers finishing the length of Lake Memphremagog. I am the lucky owner of a b70 neoprene jacket which kept me dry and toasty while being on the water for 30 hours during Sarah Thomas' double Memphremagog crossing in 2013 (yes, the same Sarah Thomas who finished an EC 4-way this past summer)!
Me running out of T2 IM70.3 CDA 2019. This is about the only time I felt okay on the run. The Pneumonia I had been fighting the 6 weeks prior reared it's ugly head again and kicked my butt. I finished it was more of a walk and then shuffle when ever I could.
2019 TRI for the Y, Kingston, NH. A glute/hamstring strain kept me for running for 6 weeks during the summer, so I raced a couple of Aquabike events. I was first overall in the Aquabike (I even beat out the first male by 23 seconds).