I found myself searching for a way to get back into shape after my first child. After seeing an interview with a celebrity mom who successfully completed a triathlon, I signed up for Tri 101 in 2010. I was instantly in love with the sport! There were so many positives that first season: getting out of my comfort zone, challenging myself mentally and physically, as well as carving out time for myself. Friendships sealed the deal, I was hooked.
After my second child, I participated in Tri 201 and completed my first Olympic distance in 2012. And last year I secretly went for the Half-Iron distance, only telling a few friends a week before. I was so scared of failure, but I reached my goal. While I still have that fear of failure, triathlon has taught me there is so much more to it than winning or crossing the finish line. It's the journey, the love and hate of it at times, the inner strength that is built from failing and trying again, the support of a great tri family and much more.
Last year I was also asked to join the team of coaches for Tri 201 and really felt like I was where I was meant to be. I love coaching and encouraging others to push beyond their belief in order to reach their triathlon goals. At any race, I'll be the crazy lady yelling "Yes you can!" and "Get what you came for!" to our participants. It just doesn't get any better than seeing the faces of excitement as they cross the finish line!
Short Term Goals
I feel the need, the need for speed!
Long Term Goals
Maintain a healthy lifestyle and have fun!
Huntsville Sprint 2014: 58:35
Racin' The Station Duathlon 2014: 1:19:26
Frantic Frog Sprint 2014: 1:21:59
Mountain Lakes Sprint Tri. 1:35.08. Aug 2013
Rocketman Olympic 2014: 2:53:21
Chattahoochee Challenge Olympic Tri. 3:05:34 Aug 2012.