As a Sport Dietitian and Coach, I refer to myself as an “Adult Onset Athlete!” My older brother was a marathoner in the days before it was the running boom and he wanted me to run a marathon with him and I told him he was nuts. He wound up dying in a race which prompted me to promise I’d run ONE marathon to honor his passion and memory. Fast forward to me looking at age 45 propelled me to train and race the Marine Corps Marathon. I crossed the finish line and “got it!” Within a month I was signed up for my second marathon and I’ve completed 18 stand-alone marathons including joining the 7Continent’s Club (completing a marathon on all 7 continents). I completed my first triathlon on Easter Island which I found when I travelled to compete in my S. American marathon. I didn’t know then but I’d be hooked!!! Due to a running injury in 2006 I could only swim so… slippery slope and an encouraging friend had me train for a sprint triathlon and the rest is history. I’m a 6X IM Finisher; 31X 70.3 Finisher and multiple other distance triathlons. I’ve friends that have been hit while training but July 2019 it all changed when my Sister Sandra was hit and killed while riding her bike. My goal is to channel my grief and anger into positive changes and safety for bikers and runners. #ItCouldBeMe is the perfect vehicle to accomplish those goals! Cheers!