I didn’t know much about triathlon when my girlfriend from college mentioned to me she was going to train for Ironman Ohio 70.3. In fact, I only knew it was swim/bike/run! But immediately I thought, if she can do it, count me in! I then convinced my best friend Jerry he should get in on this adventure! That was it, we registered in October 2015 for Ohio 70.3! Neither of us owned proper bikes for this newest adventure, so we had some shopping to do. I became an official member in late 2015, mostly just lurked around the club Facebook page. Occasionally conversing with members about training, races and equipment needed. I knew then, this was where I belonged. These were the highly motivated, encouraging, supportive and adventurous kind of people I wanted to be around and aspired to be like. Everyone always provides kind words of support and encouragement, making those new to the sport and club feel incredibly welcome! I’d like to extend an enormous thank you for the consideration and nomination for an opportunity to join the BTC board. This club has become a wonderful extended family to me. I look forward to many more crazy training adventures and amazing races with you all!