Glenda Smith - San Ramon, Calif.
Sports: Triathlon, cycling
Profession: Exercise director
How I got started in sports: Seven years ago my daughter, Heather, inspired me to complete my first triathlon and a ride a century. I realized then that there was more to fitness than the classes in the studios and trying to look good. So I started triathlon and cycling training programs for women.
Favorite spot to be active: Anywhere on my bike. Mount Diablo in Danville, Calif. is the best. On a clear day, views from its 3,849-foot summit stretch more than 200 miles.
Life/sport philosophy: If it's not fun, I'm not there.
Athletic highlights: I hardly ever place in any event, but I love being part of a group that supports all participants to cross the finish line.
Athletic goals: To inspire as many women to participate in outdoor activities as I can.
Favorite fuel: A peanut butter and apricot jam sandwich, Riptide Rush Gatorade, and Go Grape Cytomax.
When I'm not cycling, running, or swimming, I'm: Recovering, knitting or reading.
Other interesting facts: I enjoy participating in fund-raisers like the Waves to Wine MS Bike tour and the Swim a Mile for Women with Cancer.