I dabble in corporate life and office antics by day, and am an ironman & general sweaty person by night, early morning and weekend. 

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It’s so nice to meet you. 


Endurance sports are awesome because they are so hard. I like that when I step out the door for a swim, a bike or a run I'm confronted by my character and my choices.

I saw Ironman Hawaii on TV when I was 9. From that moment on, I knew what I wanted to be. Not because I wanted a medal, but because of what I saw on peoples faces when they crossed the finish line. It was incredible and I wanted to find some of that deep satisfaction mixed with exhaustion for myself. Fast forward 20 years and here I am, a few Ironmans under my belt and a whole lot of adventure and it’s just the beginning.

Sport has been my biggest teacher. I’ve run across deserts, crossed hundreds of finish lines, learned to listen to my body, to welcome challenge, to let go of stuff that doesn't matter (like toenails), to change my clothes really fast and to be unapologetically myself. 


I can't live without

Sport lubricants
Spooning
Dark humour
Dark beer
Start lines
Fine tip pens
Metallic shoes
Zone 4
Sour candy
Other peoples' dogs
Training buddies
Sport biographies
Triangle pose
Pineapple Patterns

 


Numbers

Age I started running: 11
Age I first did the moon walk: 6
Age of my first ironman finish: 20
Age of my first ironman attempt: 18
Ironman finishes and counting: 6
Hawaii Ironmans: 1
The number of ironmans in my lifetime: as many as it takes
Deserts run across: 1
Ultra marathons completed: 5
% of times I race in brand new shoes, wetsuit, clothes…: 90%
The point at which I will "know better": likely never
Average number of toenails: 7
Bone breaks in the name of sport: 2
My coach: Christine Fletcher