Brunswick , Ohio
I started running 4 years ago when I turned 40. At that time, all I wanted was to be able to run a 5k non-stop. Once I completed that goal, I set little goals until I reached the the half marathon distance. I have since done 7 half marathons and started looking at other things that I would like to accomplish. I have always been afraid of the water so I took up swimming. It was while learning to swim that I heard about multi sport races and then I decided that I should set a goal to do an open water triathlon. I’ve done races that have involved kayaking (instead of swimming) and I’ve done them indoors (pool swimming) but I’ve never done one where it involved swimming in a lake. So here I am, going to give it my best shot by taking a lot swim lessons, spending a great deal of time in the pool and local lake. With all that in place hopefully it will help me overcome my fear of water and be successful at completing my first open water TRI.