Phone Number: (949) 378-8243
City of Residence: Mission Viejo
TriLaVie Member Since: July 2013
Longest Triathlon Race Distance: Ironman
Longest Run Race Distance: half marathon
Current Challenge: swimming with proper form, finding a good breathing pattern, being able to breathe bilaterally, and stay calm in open water.
Family Information: married for 29 year to a very loving and supportive husband; two sons, 26 and 28 yr old and my mom (who lives with us).
Hometown: Chinese descendant, born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil; came to California for college and stayed until now. (I’m a “Brazilian-born-Chinese-American.)
Favorite Training Location(s): Nelli Gail Ranch pool and Coronal Del Mar for swimming. Santiago Canyon for biking. All OC trails for running.
Favorite Races: Pacific Grove Tri, amazing view! Esprit De She, fun course! Barb's, love the course, don't like the heat!
Favorite Sport: swimming, biking, kayaking, hiking/backpacking, roller-hockey, biking, white water rafting, snowboarding, dancing and more!
What is an interesting fact about you? Have been an active scout leader for 19 years now. Experienced wonderful trips/adventures in scouting such as climb to the top of Mt. Shasta.
Anything embarrassing you want to share? Besides running with my helmet on and doing tri swim with snorkels? Sure, plenty embarrassing things to tell... how about still falling for my bike?
What are your top 3 favorite training songs? Don’t usually listen to music while training/running.
What are your guilty pleasures? have a sweet tooth and like to enjoy wine with good food.
What don’t you want people to know about you? How clumsy I am! Actually, haha, as if I could hide it... I'm always dropping things and/or spooking myself or having mishaps!
What is your proudest accomplishment? can’t take all the credit but , as a parent, having seen both my sons become Eagle scouts and now both graduated from college makes me proud and accomplished.
Goals for this year: Improve on skills, form and race execution... that all! ;-P
Complete this sentence: I can’t live without _______?: I can't live without my family and faith in the inherent goodness of people's heart.