Kelownagurl

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About me

Gender FEMALE
Industry Education
Location Kelowna, BC, Canada
Introduction In 2008, I documented my journey to become a triathlete. A couch potato most of my life, I began cycling as a means to weight loss in 2006 and over that year, fell in love with biking, and lost 20 lbs. As my fitness level increased, I began to wonder if I could run, and in 2007, I had run my first 5K in 26:16! Last January, I returned to the pool after a 35 years hiatus, took some lessons, and then practiced on my own 3 times a week with a goal of completing a sprint triathlon in August 2008. And I did it with great personal success! Meeting my time goal (1:30), coming in 4/11 in my age group, and exceeding my goal in the bike portion was tremendously fullfilling and made me finally realize – I AM an athlete! Who knew! My new goals are to continue to develop my skills in all 3 areas, and maintain my fitness level.My goal is to do a few 5-10k running races and 2-3 sprint triathlons in the summer of 2009. In January, I started the Kelownagurl Tris Podcast so that I can further document my training trials and tribulations and hopefully inspire some of you to try something you never thought possible!
Interests Cycling, running, swimming, kids, gardening, travel, computers
Favorite Music Jack Johnson, James Taylor, classical guitar
Favorite Books Running Injury Free, Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition, The Cyclist's Training Bible, The Triathlete's Training Bible, Younger next year : a guide to living like 50 until you're 80 and beyond