Life is a journey – and 2016 sure has been exciting and challenging. I embraced the hiccup that happened at Ironman Lake Placid - went right back to my training and earned the title of IRONMAN a month later in Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada!! We raised over $5000 to help find cures for cancer. Thank YOU all that donated, supported me and to MMRF who worked their magic to get me across the border to finish my quest!
This website/blog is a place to journal my triathlon life. The journey continues - with my focus for next season to work on shorter distance and speed and a build up to Lake Placid's first Ironman 70.3 in September 2017. Bring it on!
What is Ironman 70.3?
1.2 mile swim
56 mile bike
13.1 mile run
What is an Ironman Triathlon?
2.4 mile swim
112 mile bike
26.2 mile run
All in the same day with a 17 hour time limit to complete.
2016 Road to Ironman
I will be participating in the 2016 IRONMAN Lake Placid on July 24, 2016 as part of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Team For Cures.
The work ahead of me? Swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, and run 26.2 miles and raise at least $5,000 for the MMRF. Training for this event is a big challenge, but nothing compared to those who battle cancer. Multiple Myeloma is the second most common form of blood cancer. Thanks to the important work of the MMRF, the FDA has approved six new treatments, including two in just the past 24 months – a track record that's unparalleled in the world of oncology.
I chose to race in honor of this charity because my family and friends have been effected by various cancers, and this organization is making a difference at a rapid pace. An outstanding 90% of the total MMRF budget goes directly towards research and related programming. Please consider supporting my participation in the 2016 IRONMAN Lake Placid benefiting the MMRF. Big or small, it all adds up!