28 Sep '17, 9am
Born and raised in Michigan, I moved to Indiana 23 years ago, 5 years later met and married the geologist of my dreams and settled in Indianapolis, Ind., where we live today. I was always involved in clubs and groups, but nothing athletic. While working full time throughout grad school, I got heavier and more unhealthy. Suddenly, I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. And so my life changed — I became a runner and a triathlete and fell in love with endurance sports. Finishing a half Ironman this summer with a big PR. I am still involved with professional activities and church, and I still work full time as a community planner, but now I train nearly every day. I’ve finished 65 half marathons (66 coming right up), 5 marathons (6th coming up), and 4 half Ironman races. My big dream goal is to finish an Ironman in 2018. I never would have imagined that I would have two coaches...