Welcome to my site! This site is dedicated to my "fitness" life. Here you’ll find my personal biography, the races I've competed in, pictures of my races, and my most memorable experiences.
I was born on April 29, 1961 in Galesburg, Illinois. I now live in Oklahoma City with my husband Imran, my beautiful Maltese "Haley", and my African Grey "Alex". I am an empty nester now, and very proud of my two children, Angie and James, who are successfully carrying themselves through life.
When I was four years old, my sisters saved me from a near drowning. At age five, my mom enrolled me in swim lessons at the country club. From there I joined the YMCA and later other swim teams. I continued to swim through my high school years where I was a state qualifier and made it to nationals in 1979. It was through my devotion to swimming in my early years that I developed my enduring discipline. I truly believe I carried this mentality into my adult years in everything I do.
In 1993, I met Imran, and we married in 1995. At the time he was a personal trainer in the OKC metro. We both started lifting weights together and soon began entering bodybuilding competitions. He advised me with all my competitions and coached me to win the 1996 Women's Oklahoma Bodybuilding Championship. I continued to compete in bodybuilding until 2004. Then on Memorial Day of 2006, I entered the Oklahoma City "Paws with a Cause" for fun and really enjoyed it. That summer I got motivated to run, bike and swim in preparation for a local triathlon. I felt a natural inclination towards Triathlons.
My experiences in bicycle racing, duathlons and triathlons, have truly enriched my life. Although I have had my share of doubts, uncertainties, and taken risks for injury, I rarely allowed them to get in my way. I have had nothing but positive experiences from the events and training. I've found that if given the chance, the mind, body, and spirit can transcend the everyday trivialities. I thank the many people who have inspired me along the way and helped shape my life. I hope to reach my potential in the years ahead.