Creating a life you love is about being intentional. Not just about DOING what you love but being able to love yourself and in turn pouring that love into others. Everyone has a purpose, something specific God has made them for. Either a singular focus, gifts, or personality trait that makes them unique. It’s important to find what this is for yourself.
Triathlons may not be the purpose of my life but it has been a vehicle to discover evolving aspects of myself. Triathlons have allowed me to take back control and return to a more active healthy lifestyle. It has also taught me lessons in perseverance, friendship, and much more. My dad talked me into my first triathlon, a pool sprint in Tulare, Ca in 2011. I finally agreed to do ONE just so he would stop asking and I could say I didn’t like it. Well….that didn’t really go as planned….Three short years later and I did my first half Ironman and I’m ready to tackle a full. I’m extremely blessed to have the support of my husband, family, and friends on this crazy adventure.
I have completed too many sprint triathlons and duathlons to count, 3 half marathons, 2 70.3 Ironmans, 2 centuries, and 1 marathon. On the calendar for this year is Oceanside 70.3 Ironman, Salzburg Marathon, Tahoe Century, and Vineman Ironman.
Since elementary I have loved art and it has taken on many forms over the years from oil painting in fourth grade to hand making Christmas presents. My current creative outlets are through web design and creating custom nail art through Jamberry. Hopefully I can return to scratch board and painting soon but Ironman training takes up much of my free time.