ok, without further ado:
Adopted Asian that is not very Asian. please don't comment in korean to me.
Was a competitive gymnast as a kid and then quit before high school... this lead to me becoming the chubby athlete. always athletic, even captain of my high school volleyball team, but always had some extra of me to love.
got hitched in 2003, a baby in 2005 followed by major back surgery, i picked up running again and tried a few triathlons... very short ones that involved many panic attacks in the water.
|First Marathon 2008|
i have finished most checklist distances:
marathon, ultramarathon, half ironman however yet to complete a full ironman (i attempted in 2011 but due to severe stomach issues, fainting and low BP, i withdrew 60M into the bike). i plan to continue to work towards that goal of 140.6 while having fun and making friends along the way.
although running was my first love, triathlons have stolen my heart. love the variety and challenge. this blog chronicles those hobbies and blunders in training. i also attempt to include race reports that vary in detail. some might be as simple as "usual lake front path"... to detailing how eating a peanut butter cracker on the bike provided enough fuel to push me through that last killer ascent. (why does it always come back to food?!)
|a usual summer sight|
so, follow me along in my journey to ironman, happiness and quest to always losing 10 more pounds!
***if you want to hear about my family's happenings, continue or start reading my family blog. i felt keeping my hobbies on a different blog as most people only can handle one of the other.