Her Story: Laura Gosser, mom on the move

Because nothing motivates us to stay healthy and active more than hearing stories of other athletic women, Her Sports brings you Her Story, monthly profiles of women like you.

Laura Gosser
Dallas, Texas

Age: 39

Sports: Triathlon, running, rock climbing, hiking, kickboxing, volleyball

Profession: Mom

How I got started in sports: I was always athletic in high school and college, playing basketball, volleyball and soccer. After having children, I started running 5ks, which eventually led to marathons and later triathlons.

Favorite spot to be active: The Castle Hills in my neighborhood.

Life/sport philosophy: Eat right, get off the couch and start moving.

Athletic highlights: In 2005, I completed the Texas Marathon, White Rock Half Marathon, Texas Half Marathon, Stone Bridge Ranch Triathlon and Iron Head Dallas Triathlon.

Athletic goals: Im currently training for a half Ironman and would like to do the full Ironman in Hawaii one day.

Favorite fuel: Pre-race meal: raw spinach leaves with blue cheese, walnuts and chicken. During a race: bananas and oatmeal.

Favorite indulgence: Pizza and Godiva chocolate

When I'm not running, cycling or swimming, I'm: Spending time with my husband, Jerry, and our three beautiful children, Hayley, 7, and twins Grant and Hannah, 9.

Other interesting facts: Im a cheerleading and a basketball coach for first grade girls. I play volleyball twice a week with other moms.

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