MINI BIO I have been married to my gorgeous wife Jill for 15 years. I have two boys, Brandon and Nicholas. I am an information systems manager and have worked in the computer industry for 18 years. My hobbies include triathlons, fishing, and traveling. I consider myself to be a healthy and physically fit person. Prior to getting married I was active and kept in youthful shape with little effort.
In seemingly popular fashion, my waistline grew an average of a half of an inch per year of marriage. However, in April of 2003 I started my new life by admitting to myself that I was overweight and unhealthy and that I was ready for a change. Simply enough: I changed my diet, and started riding a bicycle. What seemed like a miracle at the time, my body started to change, my outlook improved and I was at the starting line for a whole new lifestyle. Four years later, my days, weeks, months and years are filled with training plans highlighting my Outlook calendar. I don’t see any stopping or slowing down. I’m certain that living healthy is far better than the alternatives
Favorite Pre-Race Breakfast: 'ol fashion peanut butter and jelly sandwich
Who in your life inspires you? My family
What gets you pumped up on race day? The spirit of competition and result oriented goals
If there was one word you could repeat in your mind to get you through the hardest point of a race, what would it be?"God"
What is your favorite activity on non-training rest days? Fishing with my boys
What is your favorite way to relax and recharge just before the race? Watch a movie or play cards
Favorite Athlete: Lance Armstrong
Favorite Food: Brown rice with lots of hot sauce
Favorite Book: Breakthrough Triathlon Training
Favorite Quote/Philosophy: "Pain is temporary.... If I quit, however, it lasts forever"
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