After completing my first sprint triathlon in the mid 90's I fell in love with the sport and set my sites on completing a full distance Ironman race before I turned 40. Several years and two children later, after being out of the sport for a while, I re entered triathlon by competing in the Timberman 1/2 Iron in 2004. Completing that in about 6 hours I figured I would go for the big one and signed up for the 2006 Ironman Lake Placid. I finished in just under 14 hours and was even more excited about the sport than ever. Since 2006 I've done Lake Placid in 2008 and 2010, as well as several sprints and a couple more 1/2 Ironman races. I am competing in the Age Group Nationals in Vermont in August 2011. My lifetime goal is to complete 10 Ironman triathlons.