I work with People and Culture 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. 


When I was 9, I saw Paula Newby Fraser win ironman Hawaii on TV. From that moment on, I knew what I wanted to be. An ironman. Not because I wanted a medal, but because what I saw on peoples faces while they crossed the finish line was incredible and I wanted to find some of that 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. Running became my favorite hobby when I was 11, I took on swimming and cycling in high school; running my first marathon and ironman before the age of 20; setting a record here and there; falling in love with triathlon, falling out of love with triathlon and back in again. I’ve run across deserts, biked up mountains, learned to listen to my body, to create community wherever I am, 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: 5
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