High school track and college lacrosse were followed by a decade of inactivity. I was a regular at weekend happy hours and flirted with the idea of becoming a smoker.
2004 my son was born and it was time to get it together. I started jogging. Mid 2006 I started trying to be a gym rat and was lifting weights. By 2007 I was bored and wanted to sign up for a 10k or something so I would have a goal to train for. I started looking at multi-sport activities and was specifically looking at Triathlons when I found Houston Adventure Racing Team online and joined the club and within 6 months was racing as a way of life.
I run because I love the freedom. I ride because I like the adrenaline. I should be the last kid picked if you need help paddling or navigating.
My family. I want to give my kids the gift of a healthy lifestyle. I also like being able to bring them to the events to get them outside and away from the house.
Work hard and play hard. I want to lead a team on a 24 hr race someday. I'd like to do the Baja Traviesa and the Costa Rica Coast to Coast.
PB&J, Turkey Sandwiches and HEED. ALL DAY LONG!
Houston Adventure Racing Team
Running, Mountain Biking and Cruising, Playing covers of old Metallica and Led Zeppelin.
Paddling for 12 hours in August 2007 led me to believe that if I could do that, I could do anything. At that point I decided to run a marathon in costume. I completed the Chevron Houston Marathon in 4hrs and 22 min wearing a Mariachi hat and smiling the whole way! Janet Raschke said to me, "Go big or go home." She should know!
A marathon is just another Sunday morning run.