Santa Monica, Calif.
Sports: Triathlon, running, yoga, hiking
Profession: Esthetician and owner of Corrective Skincare
How I got started in sports: I was a tomboy growing up and played basketball, soccer and volleyball. In college, I joined the track team and began running for fun. An old boyfriend introduced me to triathlon a few years ago, and after we broke up, I joined the L.A. Tri Club and started training for my first Ironman, the Coeur d'Alene Idaho in June.
Favorite spot to be active: Running: the Santa Monica Pier or Venice Beach. Cycling: the Santa Monica Mountains.
Life/sport philosophy: Enjoy the ride.
Athletic highlights: Signing up for an Ironman within the first year of getting on a bike and swimming in the ocean.
Athletic goals: To complete the Coeur d'Alene and to finish a marathon in under four hours.
Favorite fuel: Almond and apple butter with a sliced banana on top of whole wheat toast, Gatorade Endurance sports drink and Vanilla Bean GU.
Favorite indulgence: Vanilla frozen yogurt with carob chips and chocolate malt balls on top.
When I'm not running or doing yoga I'm: Reading, going to the movies or spending quality time with friends and family.
Other interesting facts: My dad ran the first Los Angeles Marathon in 1986. After I finished my first marathon, he put his '86 medal around my neck; it's my most-prized winning.