In 2006 I had my daughter, Annie. A year after giving birth, I was 180 lbs, and simply couldn’t shake the weight. I borrowed my husband’s bike, started walking everywhere with the jogging stroller, and saw a dietician. I lost 40 lbs in six months, and completed my first triathlon in 2007. I felt so alive. So accomplished. I remember thinking to myself, ‘I could be really good at this’. From that point on, I was hooked. Everyone should be able to feel that.