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Sports: Triathlon, running, swimming
How I got started in sports: My husband, Kenneth, motivated me to try sports. This year we celebrated our 10th anniversary by completing a race together.
Favorite spot to be active: Military Ridge State Park Trail and Glacial Drumlin State Trail in Wisconsin.
Life/sport philosophy: If you think something is too challenging, change your mind first, your body will follow.
Athletic highlights: Finishing Ford Ironman Florida 2005.
Athletic goals: To improve my Ironman time and encourage as many people as possible to give triathlon a chance.
Favorite fuel: Bananas, espresso, GU Energy Gel and Clif bars.
Favorite indulgence: Ice-cream cake.
When I'm not training for triathlons, I'm: Learning Spanish, leading a Bible study group and writing a book, IronMakeover: How I Beat the Clock, Fear, Weight and Expectations to Become an Ironman.
Other interesting facts: I failed my first Ironman attempt and came back to finish two years later at a different venue.