I am a 38 year old mother of two girls, age 7 and 10. My main goal is to set a good example for them by maintaining an active lifestyle while also juggling my career. It isn't always easy, but with a very supportive husband, we make it work. I work in health research as a data analyst, which I love.
I started running a year after my second daughter was born, as it was the only sport I could think of that could fit into my busy lifestyle. I ran my first half marathon 6 months later, in a time of 2:06. Since then, I've run numerous half marathons, a full marathon, and now I've moved into triathlon, completing my first half ironman distance triathlon in fall 2015 in 5:49 - in fact, I ran the half marathon portion of that triathlon faster than that first ever half! I may not be the fastest person at any race, but I put in the hours to train to the best of my ability, and I'm very proud of how far I've come.