I am a competitive age group athlete in triathlon and trail running. I work really hard, train really hard, and still manage to have fun doing it (well.....maybe except speed work!) Back in the day, I rowed at the University of Kansas, and competed across the country - it was an amazing opportunity and such a great experience. So I guess you can say competition has always been a big part of my life. Ah....if only it paid the bills too.
In addition to training for races, I also pace local races (mostly 1/2 marathons), where I get to help others achieve their goals. I am also a volunteer triathlon coach and serve on planning committees for several local races.....my favorites being the women's only races. I remember how much it meant to have support when I started, and I want other women to experience the same thing (not to mention the lasting friendships you make).
As it relates to Nuun.....I have been a dedicated user of the product for years. I used it exclusively to train for my first marathon....where I qualified for Boston. I've been using Nuun as a source of hydration ever since not only for its effectiveness, but the portability. My favorite flavor is Active Lemon+Lime because so many fueling options are sweet, and this one is more tart.
2 x itu age group worlds competitor
4th plan IM Louisville Course record on multiple local races (triathlon and trail)
6x usat all american (highest ranking 23rd)
3rd place wildflower triathlon