Location: Tacoma, WA
Current 2017 Race Schedule
IRONMAN 70.3 Santa Rosa - 5/13/2017
IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga - 5/21/2017
IRONMAN 70.3 Cour d'Alene - 6/25/2017
IRONMAN Canada - 7/30/2017
Total Races: 39
Total Race Miles: 1,246
Find more of Kyra's race stats here.
Q: Why are you excited about being a Tri Sirena Pro?
A: I’m all about anything that brings women into this sport or helps them choose to stay, so when I met Stefani I immediately wanted to do anything I could to help her and to help Tri Sirena grow. Just like the sirens of The Odyssey who are as alluring as they were dangerous, women want gear that makes us feel as feminine as we are fierce. I love being with a company that is surpassing the highest standards for quality and is focused on women.
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I have been lucky enough to live and travel all over the country and am currently in San Antonio, Texas. I live with FIVE animals: three dogs, two cats. Our house is crazy and I love it; but the gym, running, yoga, hiking…that’s my sanctuary! If I’m not at home or the gym you’ll probably find me at work. I am a CT Tech, but my true passion is writing, managing and creating content.
I love being a Siren Luminary because we get to represent something AWESOME, powerful women accomplishing amazing things! And raising awareness about sun protection while we are at it, which is beyond important. Not only do I love being a Siren Luminary, I'm SO proud to be one!!
I love being a student! I was trained as a Physical Therapist, went on to become a yoga teacher, Certified Natural Henna Artist and Master Gardener. I love to learn and love a new challenge.
I never ran more then a mile before I was 31. I entered into racing as a way to cope with my grandmother being diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. A year later I not only finished my first 70.3 but took first for her. She died a month before. A year after that I finished my first Ironman.
Protecting our skin is so important, but I never took it seriously until I had to utter the word "cancer" when referring to myself. While I was fortunate to only have Basil Cells, it's cancer nonetheless and it woke me up. The scar on my leg is a permanent reminder to cover up and use sunscreen. I have many goals for myself, running my first marathon in 2017 is one.
I've swam with sharks twice in Oahu, I am super competitive with myself, I'm loyal, a fighter, a melanoma survivor, an Alzheimer's educator and advocate, an NPO enthusiast, I have a Master's in Gerontology, I used to play soccer and lacrosse, I'm a crazy (awesome) cat mom, and my family/ohana is everything to me.
I came back to the sport of triathlon 3 years ago at age 46 after a 15 year break by completing the Escape from Alcatraz triathlon. An Ironman and multiple 70.3's later, I'm training for my second Ironman Mont Tremblant this August. I recently sold my wine business Crushed.com and am in the process of launching my second company, ToGoBike, cool bike accessory's to power your rides in a sleeker, safer and smarter way.
I lost my sister to cancer several years ago. When I was training for IMFL, I would remember the pain and loss my sister and her family went through when she was battling cancer. It made me realize that life is short; accomplish those dreams! Recently getting off an injury for over a year, I am so very grateful I am healthy enough to swim, bike and run again. I'm going to have some fun in 2017!
I am currently training for my first 70.3 distance triathlon, Challenge Melbourne in April 2017. We are ten weeks out and training is starting to step up- some days I love it and some days I really question my sanity, but I know it will be worth it at the finish line!
After a year off racing all together, this season will have a huge variety of events in store for me: trail runs, mountain bike races, sprint triathlon, XTERRA off-road triathlon. A late season 70.3 and obstacle course racing may also be on the horizon, too. Getting my daily butt kick and pep-talk from my coach, the one and only Lesley Paterson, I am more than excited to get back at it.
I'm incredibly type-A and try to help everyone! Sometimes to my own detriment and I get overwhelmed. But, I think that's my purpose on this earth, to help others!
I did my first triathlon last summer. Before that, I was playing professional racquetball. Yes, it's a thing! I traveled all over the country and Mexico, playing against the best women in the world. Getting antsy for a change of pace and with a helpful push from my husband, I stepped out of my comfort zone and got involved in triathlons. My husband and I are both doing our first 70.3 this summer- Musselman.
I'm passionate about baking in my very limited spare time and I enjoy making complex recipes come to life!
I am a USAT Triathlon Coach and Youth & Junior Coach. I have three amazing kids (Luke, Josh, & Juliet) and a great husband who is also a triathlete and is my best training partner. Together we have an organization called "Tallahassee Youth Triathlon Series". Our wonderful sport has given so much to us, this is how we give back and are so happy to do so.
I have six nephews and nieces that make me smile. I got started in triathlon because of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training program three years ago. I love it and have found out so much about myself in the process. I did my first 70.3 last year and just started training for another one. I can't wait for this season and all it has to offer!
I organize a youth triathlon in my community. It truly brings me so much joy to see youth swimming, biking, running and reaching goals at such a young age. I have a passion for race directing and bringing that to the community.
Something special about myself- I have come back from 2 back surgeries to continue to participate in triathlon. It almost makes it more important now more than ever to have triathlon in my life. Nothing makes you more aware of how important physical fitness is than being in a wheelchair for 24 hours.
I'm a huge Type-A person and tend to bite off more than I can chew. I did my first marathon five years ago because I wanted a magnet for my car. Silly, but that was my motivation. I'm terrified to swim in open water, but determined to tackle my fear and compete in an open water Tri.
I used to play ice hockey and my team actually made it into a national tournament when I was 15 years old. My original goal was to play college hockey, but a serious concussion ended that dream. After that, I found endurance sports and fell in love. I'll never go back!
I had an epiphany at 58 years old and decided to learn how to swim after being fearful of open water for decades. As a second grader I had to float down our street in a life preserver during the aftermath of Hurricane Betsy. This year I signed up for my first open water triathlon and my first Tri longer than a sprint - a 70.3 at the request of my friend, who turned 50 this month.
I have completed over 20 Half-Marathons, 15 Sprint and Olympic distance triathlons, two 70.3 Half Ironman distance races, and have ATTEMPTED two full Ironman races. While my two attempts at Ironman could be perceived as failures, I gave each EVERYTHING I had and raced the day that was given to me. And, for that reason I see myself as successful!
I love baking! I always make cupcakes for all of my nieces & nephews birthdays--they all want me to open a bakery, but I'll never do it because I just like baking for the people I love!
I absolutely love helping others. I was a caregiver to a child with autism from 2009-2016 and it taught me so much about myself and the direction I saw my life going. I am now a scientist working in the pharmaceutical industry, specifically addiction medication. I started an Instagram account (@rach_runs_rva) just to find motivation and I have managed to inspire and help motivate others along the way.
I think my best definition about myself is determination. I recognize myself as a determined person, able to do what is necessary to achieve my dreams and purposes, no matter how far away they are. That is what our life is about, to reach every dream and every goal and, as we say here, "de llenar nuestra vida de vida".