Right after surgery my upper body was stiff and my neck was sore. I looked up a personal trainer I heard about in the Madison area. He’d been in the Marine Corps, and his name was Kevin Monroe. I wanted to get some information on post rehab. Next thing you know, I’m signing-up to train with Kevin. He told me I needed to set goals. I’d always wanted to ski the American Birkenbeiner. After some personal training I was in the best shape of my life, but I didn’t have the technique for skiing. I’d only been out four times. But I did it anyway! I started running 5Ks and 10Ks. They were a whole new challenge. I won a medal or two. Then I started running longer distances, eventually Marathons and my first Ironman Wisconsin in 2004, and the Boston Marathon in 2005! Today I train people for endurance (biking, running, and Ironmans)! Thank you so much!