In 2002, I began running to lose weight. I lost 85 pounds, and found I loved being active.
I entered my first 5K race in April 2002, and since then have become completely addicted to running (and biking and swimming).
As of July 1 2019, I’ve run 19 marathons (one as part of Ironman), 62 half marathons, many 5k’s and 10k’s, tons of triathlons & duathlons, four half Ironmans and one full Ironman (Wisconsin 2015).
I’ve also been lucky enough to qualify and compete for Team USA at several world championships:
- 2009 ITU Long Course Triathlon Worlds (Perth, Australia)
- 2010 ITU Short Course Duathlon Worlds (Edinburgh, Scotland)
- 2013 ITU Sprint Duathlon Worlds (Ottawa, Canada) – Gold Medal
- 2013 ITU Sprint Triathlon Worlds (London, England)
Some of my personal best race times:
|5k||Georgetown Library 5k, June 2014||19:45|
|5 miler||Turkey Trot, Nov 2013||33:07|
|10K||Summer Fest 10k, June 2012||41:25|
|10 miler||Runtex 10, Jan 2010||1:09:09|
|Half Marathon||Big Cottonwood, May 2015||1:27:09|
|Marathon||Boston Marathon, April 2011||3:21:55|
|Half Ironman||ITU Worlds, Oct 2009||5:14:32|
|Ironman||Ironman Wisconsin 2015||12:16:12|