I'm from a small town in Illinois. I'm the second of four kids, oldest girl (we're in the back row). We are a very close family. We all have very different personalities, I'm the jock of the group. I've always tried every activity I could. I did gymnastics early on, which transitioned into dance. Then the team sports kicked in, softball, and volleyball. I even tried my hand at bowling, golf and diving. I loved it all.
In high school I participated in everything I could. I played volleyball/softball, started the first student run bank in the state and my senior year I even tried cheerleading. My only goal going into college was to find somewhere I could play either sport. I was lucky enough to be able to play for two years before I was ready for a break.
During this time, I also struggled with asthma and a slight klutzy gene (once a year for a stint of my teenage years, I found myself in the ER for one thing or another). I had to learn to spot the signs and know when to say when. I didn't always obey and wound up in the ER again. Luckily it's all in check now.
After getting a degree in IT, I moved to St. Louis to pursue an IT career. I joined a gym which got me into fitness competitions and introduced me to my future husband. I competed for two seasons and was at point where I needed to devote more time to it, which I unfortunately didn't have.
Then came running. I started to do it as a way to burn calories and then I was hooked. I ran my first half marathon in Indy a year later. I fell in love. I've done a number of halfs since and 1 marathon. Then I needed something new to try and got into triathlons.
I also get married three years ago. I love him. We are such gym rats.
I've done a handful of triathlons and now that Baby E is here, I'm looking to get back into it.
My goal in blogging is to stay in touch with family and friends who I don't get to see routinely and if I happen to meet a few new friends, great!
To the extent anything I write here may be construed as "advice" please take it with a grain of salt, filtered through your own best judgment, and at your own risk. I am not a medical professional, registerd dietician, pyschaitrist, psychologist, priest or otherwise professionally qualified or licensed to provide health, fitness, nutrition, psychological or spiritual advice.