White Lightning and Black Magic.
Where did you grow up?
Mostly Atlanta. But I spent some time in Chicago, Michigan, Minnesota, and New Jersey.
My bikes are my only children.
Eleven series Lake Oconee [local GA oly that no longer exists..] 5/13/13
Why did you get into triathlon?
Mostly peer pressure and a stint with too much time on my hands :) Also to meet like-minded people while staying in shape.
Goal for 2017:
Qualify for 70.3 Worlds.
To laugh often and love much:
To win respect of intelligent people
And the affection of children;
To earn the approbation of honest critics
And endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To give one's self;
To leave the world a little better,
Whether by a healthy child,
A garden patch,
Or redeemed social condition;
To have played and laughed with enthusiasm
And sung with exultation;
To know even one life has breathed easier
Because you have lived...
This is to have succeeded.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Strange race habits or rituals?
Not that I can think of. I guess it's just strange that I don't have rituals. Nor typically things like nutrition plans. Nor all of the items I intend to have... I'm probably the least Type-A individual in the triathlon world.
Coffee or Tea:
ALL THE COFFEE!!
Would you rather be a dog named killer or a cat named fluffy?
Dog, duh. Ask me about my theory on cats..
If you could spend one day with anyone (dead or living) who would it be?
John Stuart. And/or Anthony Bourdain. Go somewhere like an airport and people watch, making sarcastic comments.
What does #BeAVixxen mean to you?
Until I read the Vixxen mission statement, I hadn't actively thought about my personal mission as it relates to triathlon. Upon reflection, I realize my principles in triathlon greatly reflect Vixxen's. Namely, to give and receive encouragement, support and challenges to others so as to cultivate our best selves individually and collectively; to embody humility and appreciate the individuality of successes and failures of others; to serve as an example of positivity and optimism; and to better myself daily so as to be able to help others more richly.
One thing that most people don't know about you?
I see dead people. JK! Ummm I guess I'm an open book...