I got an early start running, at age 3, but I didn’t get very far. Then I took a lot of time off during my teenage years. I picked it up again right after college, living in New York City in the early 90’s, mainly doing short sprint races in Central Park. It wasn’t until I moved to San Francisco in 1995 that I started getting into longer distance running, and then cycling, open water swimming and triathlons. In 1997 I ran my first marathon – the NYC Marathon – and did my first Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon.
A wise person once said to me: “New York is where you live for the nights. San Francisco is where you live for the days.” I love them both.
Here are a few of my sources of inspiration for events, adventures and training: