Bike rides make every day better. Kindness can change the world.
I vividly remember running the mile in elementary school for the Presidential Physical Fitness Award, and in seventh grade, I joined a few of my high school running role models on the 4×800 relay. My love of running continued on and off until I ran my first half marathon, and from then on, I was hooked. An injury brought me to a bike shop, where I bought my first road bike and learned to bike with the boys… I fell head over heels with two wheels, the hum of the peloton, the whir of wheels mere inches away.
Fast forward a few years to a chance meeting at a stoplight – while biking – that brought two incredible things into my life: my main squeeze, Nick, and triathlon. He was in the middle of training for his first 140.6, something I only dreamed of doing. But, thanks to a little nudge and belief in me that I could do it – and finally getting over my genetically imperfect half eyebrows – I signed up for my first tri… and, less than a year later, my first 140.6.
I love being on the edge, pushing the boundaries, challenging my comfort zone – because the best things in life happen outside of it. And, a positive attitude? It’s the only kind to have.
When I’m not triathlon-ing, find me on my yoga mat, drinking espresso, exploring Minneapolis / Saint Paul, adventuring with Nick and our vizsla, Luma, spending time with my sista and best gal pals, or playing on the floor with my adorable four-year-old niece, Finley.
Happy swimbikerunning, friends! ♥
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