I was six months from my 50th birthday and about 225 pounds. I have been an athlete most of my life but I let myself go during the parenting years when my children were younger. I decided enough was enough. I bought a bike and decided it was time to get in shape. My goal was to be "Fit at Fifty" on my 50th birthday. I had a done just a couple triathlons over the past decade and I thought, being a multisport athlete would be a great way to get in shape fast. I began training with a good friend and fellow SBR ambassador, Marc Moné, who had been in the sport for a couple decades. within 6 months from making the commitment, I was down to 185 pounds and completed my first century bike ride. I entered in 8 triathlons that year from sprints to 70.3's and I never looked back. Within the last 3 years I have been able to qualify for Team USA and compete in the World Championships in Aquathlon, Aquabike, and Duathlon. Triathlon is my passion and my goal someday is to be a USA Triathlon All American Age Grouper and make team USA in Triathlon.
I couldn't possibly choose one SBR product! SBR is such an integral part of my daily training and race prep. TriSlide/SkinSlick would have to top off the list because I use it for anti chaffing regularly whether it's a ride, or inside my shoes and on race day to help get on my wetsuit without much resistance. Foggies consistently come through for me especially on colder days when my body temp is warm and I'm getting in the cooler water. I also just recently discovered another use and that is my googles on my race day bike helmet. SBR is always there for me!
How many children do you have?
3-Felt Tri Bike, Fuji Road Bike & Trek Mountain Bike
How many tri kits do you own?
How many years have you been racing?
How many calories do you eat a day?
How many pairs of running shoes do you own?
at least 6
Any Challenged Athlete! When I see athletes with disabilities competing especially on a world stage, it is always inspiring to see them compete realizing what they had to overcome and endure to be at that level.
USA Triathlon National Championships. I overcame a lot of challenges to qualify to get there, and actually physically get there, I literally flew in from China, the day before and arrived there at 0100 race
In the past I was involved with Team in Training, I raised over $15,000. Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. My mom is a Lymphoma survivor
To be honest, committed & persistent!