I’m an American-born Asian-raised human. My parents immigrated separately from Thailand to the U.S. in the early 1970’s where they met in New York City. On their 1st wedding anniversary, I came into their lives. A few years later they decided to follow some of their friends and moved to Wichita. Yup. Wichita. As soon as I could leave, I did and never looked back. Spent my college years at the University of Kansas (Go Jayhawks!) and then headed west to Colorado on January 16, 2001.
Like most transplanted Coloradans, I took to outdoor activities very quickly. Camping, hiking, skiing, and anything else that tickles my fancy. In 2002, a coworker talked me into training for a marathon. That led to a handful of more marathons and races, then eventually the crazy sport of triathlon. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I’d have what it takes to train for an IRONMAN, but I did…and eventually I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to race in Kona as a fundraising athlete, which was my 4th IRONMAN finish to date.
Since then, I’m still trying to figure out life after Kona. Dabbling in cyclocross and road racing, which should be fun. Most importantly I’m allowing myself the space to try new things and not take things so seriously.
Will I stay in the Mile High City forever?? Who knows. I don’t even know. Guess you’ll just have to follow my blog.