DC Triathlon Club

Member Spotlight – Heather Prochnow

March, 2018

Heather Prochnow

What do you do for a day job?

I am a small animal veterinarian – I see mainly dogs and cats and the occasional raccoon.

If you were an animal what would you be?

T. Rex – fast, strong, and powerful!

Have you ever faced any obstacles in your life/career/fitness journey and what did you do to get over them?

I was in a difficult relationship and an impossible job a few years ago. It took Ironman training and subsequently, a lot of alone time to self reflect and realize how unhappy and angry I had become. I decided to make a drastic change and move across the country to start over. As scary as it was, making that decision to take a leap of faith and go outside my comfort zone was the best choice I ever made. I learned to lead with my heart and go with my gut and try to live a life of no regrets – and I haven’t looked back since.