One of my favorite epiphanies is: To achieve your goals is one thing, to help others achieve theirs is another. I had this realization when I was supporting a charity ride. While it was challenging to complete the event, I realized it meant more to me to help someone else finish. I love being active and when I can combine a personal activity that I enjoy with helping others, well it doesn’t get much better than that.
I completed my first full IRONMAN just a little over a year after my first ever Triathlon. I couldn’t even swim a year prior to that! Through inspiration and a fair amount of peer pressure (thanks to ambassadors Brian Lewis & Jeff Krebs) I joined Smile Train Team EMPOWER and began my journey to completing IMAZ and providing smiles around the world.