I’m originally from Chicago, but now live in the foothills of the Rockies. Running is my first love, but after getting burned out on marathons, I decided to give Ironman a try. I registered for Ironman Coeur d’Alene with a community fund spot in January 2010, less than six months before the race. That seemed like enough time to learn to swim and ride my bike. Ironman Coeur d’Alene was the third triathlon I ever did (the first two were sprints, one of which was in a pool), but I was hooked and I went on to complete another Ironman that year and then ended up snagging a lucky roll-down slot to Kona at Ironman Canada in my second season in 2011.
Since 2010, I have completed ten Ironmans and recently qualified for Kona for the third time, winning my age group at Ironman Louisville. That was going to be my retirement race and I was going to take a break for a while, but the Ironman gods had other plans for me, and I will be doing it all over again in Hawaii in October 2016.
In addition to training for Ironman, I practice a bit of law and try to keep up with my triathlete husband and my 10 year old twins.