just registered to the DC Tri Club, seems to be an awesome group of people! My name is Jan, I am from Germany (where Jan is a male name 🙂 ), I am 40 years old, married, and live in Potomac,MD with my wife and two daughters. I moved to the DC area from the KC area last summer.
I was an avid Judoka from age six to age 35, and competed regularly. Not always very successful, but very enthusiastically. Other than that I have always enjoyed swimming and swam on a Masters team back in Kansas for two years. I have competed in a couple of sprint triathlons over the years, and my highlight was being the relay swimmer in a long distance race in Germany in 2014 (the infamous Ostseeman).
Most importantly, I just quit smoking three weeks ago (i know, I know…) and want to finally kick that habit. Focusing on endurance sports helps.
My goals? Have fun swimming, biking, and running, and see where it takes me!
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