Heather grew up a swimmer but was introduced to triathlon in 2007. She did a couple of sprints but pursued only running races for the next handful of years. Swayed by peer pressure during a random Ragnar race, she signed up to volunteer at IMWI 2013 and signed up for IMWI 2014 because all the cool kids were doing it. After racing in 2014, she was hooked on the sport and hasn’t looked back. She’ll begrudgingly race shorter distances, but loves the half and iron distance races. She branched out from the flatlands of central Illinois and moved to the DC area in early 2015.
Date of Birth/Location: June 20 in Hinsdale, IL
Years Racing: 3
Strengths on the course: Swimming
Goals for 2017: Focus on nutrition. Put together a strong run off the bike. SMILE!
Relationship Status: My roommate is a dog – we’re pretty serious. There’s also a cat but he’s basically a Monster.
Little known fact about me: I love cooking shows but hate to cook. I will bake you cookies though and let you lick the spoon.
Favorite Races: IM Wisconsin
Favorite Result: 4th AG at IMMT 2015 – Awesome race weekend.
Favorite thing when not swimming, biking, or running: Going to movies, exploring DC, trying new restaurants, hanging with friends/family
Favorite Foods: pizza, tacos, bubble tea, chocolate
Any other cool bits of info/something funny, etc!: I play with animals for a living. I love wine. I like watching golf on TV. I’m a Netflix/Hulu junkie. I’m accident prone and injure myself all the time… sad but true.
2017 Race Schedule:
- Rock N Roll Half-Marathon DC – March 11th
- Monticelloman 70.3 – May 7th
- IM Eagleman 70.3 – June 11th
- IM Lake Placid – July 23rd
- IM Maine 70.3 – August 27th
2016 Race Schedule:
- Ironman Vineman
- Rev3 Williamsburg Half Triathlon
- Kinetic Half Triathlon
- Rock n’ Roll USA Half Marathon