Life is good.
It should be fun.
What do I know?
Well, somehow have done all this in the past few years...
Raced/played all over the globe to include a few podiums:
- XTERRA World Championships Races
- XTERRA National Championships Races
- ITU Cross World Championship, Silver Medalist AG
- Mountain Bike XC racing (Cat 1)
- National Championships Qualifier (MTB)
- National Age-Group Championship Qualifier (USAT/Triathlon)
- XTERRA Regional Champion (2008; 2012)
- Endurance/stage racing
Trans-Andes (4th open),
La Ruta de Los Conquistadores,
Coco 250, AZ and CO endurance events
Trail Races, Half-Marathon & tons of 5/10Ks
- Triathlons - from sprint to Half-Ironman
- Adventure racing
- Miles of hiking/mountaineering
Kilimanjaro (<2days), Whitney, multiple Grand Canyon,...
- USAT Coach
- USAC Coach
Some other useless tidbits about me...
--Love the sunshine
--Love the ocean, but need the desert mountains out west
--Respect the singlespeed, but LOVE my gears
--Always wear pearls
--Years of cross-country running, tennis, softball as well as ballet, jazz, modern and even some tap-dancing
--Have always had a bike (and got in trouble as a kid for venturing "too far" from home)
--Grew up on a horse/cattle ranch
--Served in the military...and have served in most of the "hot-spots"
--Try to get above 12k alt a few times a week; nothing like walking ridgelines (thank you San Juan range!)
--Had some of my best race results during the years that I was "on the road" most of the year
(traveling should not be an excuse for not staying fit and well-trained)
--Have A LOT of self-preservation on the trails
--Don't do flip turns
--Always do underwater summersaults at end of every swim session
--Love working with the XTERRA crew, great family!
--Love to learn all I can about training, sports nutrition, health,...
--Many of my short walks often turn into all-day treks way off the grid
--Love to eat healthy organic food, but have a terrible weakness for tortilla chips (heated) and
salsa...and LOVE burned & crispy dark-chocolate chip cookies!
--Damaged my knee a few years ago, forcing me to lighten the load on racing but to better
appreciate each day :-)
You can read about some of day to day adventures/ramblings over at my personal blog @ RedRockWorld