Her Story: Jennifer Kramer, enjoying the ride

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Jennifer Kramer
Santa Monica, Calif.

Sports: Triathlon, running, yoga, hiking

Age: 33

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.

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