After teaching and coaching gymnastics and movement education for 20 (+) years for infants through adults, its easy to take the girl out of the gym, but not the gym out of the girl. In 2004, 2006, 2009 I participated in the Wisconsin Ironman Triathlon. The event includes a 2.4 mile swim,112 mile bike, and a 26.2 mile run through Madison and the surrounding area. The hours of training, and race day itself, provided time for meditation, contemplation and inspiration. These works are a reflection of the experience. I'm still pursuing active lifestyle, doing a few races now and then. When I'm not in the studio working, I can be found, in the pool, on the run, out on my bike or cross country skis.