How did you first get interested in multisport?
For my entire life my parents plugged my siblings and I in every sport imaginable. Family trips revolved around endless hours of playing and watching sporting events. A few years back, a friend who was training with USAT out in San Diego convinced me to take a stab at a sprint triathlon. As a people pleaser, I gave it a whirl and to my surprise, I did a lot better than I thought I would and was immediately hooked.
Which sport do you enjoy the most?
I enjoy running the most (by far) because its simplicity to just go out and get it done. Growing up in Hawaii, I'm fairly comfortable in the water, but I strongly prefer being in the water with a board over swimming. However, I hope that after this season my new answer will be biking, or at least that my feelings towards biking will be closer to running and swimming.
Any embarrassing stories you'd like to share?
Awhile back, I was on a tempo run with some of my people in Forest Park in Portland and with the rainy cold weather, I decided to clear my sinuses via the infamous snot rocket. Little did I know that the kindest and cutest female runner was keeping up and in direct target range. Unfortunately, I struck bull's-eye with it landing directly on her face. Luckily, I was fortunate to be the best-man for her now-husband, which we all still laugh about to this day. Long story short, stay in front of me on runs.
What is your most triumphant moment during a multisport event?
This is probably a standard answer among most, but finishing my first Ironman via IMLP 2017 with a sense of curiosity fueled by the gas left in my tank of "What if I..." thoughts. I'll see that course again in 2018.
Tell us something that most people don't know about you.
When I was younger, I was apart of a Children's Chorus that sung the soundtrack in Disney's beloved movie, Lilo and Stitch.