Christine lacked coordination growing up so sports that required any were clearly out.  She tried them all; the only thing that stuck was swimming.  Swimming takes a certain type of stubborn determination to keep a person going back to the pool day in and day out. Lucky for her, she was both stubborn and determined.  

Christine swam her way through high school and earn a spot on the University of Michigan Swimming and Diving Team.  When her 4th season of collegiate swimming came to and end she looked for something to occupy her time and bravely handed over her credit card to purchase her first bike.  She loved the freedom it provided to adventure without boundaries. That bike plus little to no running experience started her on a crazy triathlon journey. She's acquired a few more bikes since then but that bike is still hanging in the house as a reminder of what started it all.