How I Caught the Triathlon Bug

I grew up swimming year around from age 6, but quit swimming to focus on running in college.  For the next 12 years I focused on running and ran a 2:26 marathon.  After helping my wife train for the 2012 London Olympics I wanted to try an ironman event and try and qualify for Kona.  January 2013 I made the switch to becoming a triathlete with Matt Dixon of Purple Patch and have been hooked ever since my first race in April that year at the Texas 70.3.