My name is Laura, and I'm a rookie professional triathlete who mainly races the 70.3 distance. I've had a quick ascendance in the sport (qualified for and raced 70.3 world championships in my first season, won my age group, won a race overall, and qualified for my pro card in my second year, and began racing as a professional in my third year), but I've tried to improve while keeping my life (and my belongings) as simple and streamlined as possible. I've moved a lot in the past ten years, and I also generally feel better when I don't have too much stuff. This is a challenge as a triathlete!
I'm also a philosopher and an ethicist, which means I think a lot about what it means to live a good life and common assumptions that get in the way of doing that. I want to be a great triathlete, and I also want to be a kind person, to contribute to my community, and to keep my overall footprint as small as possible. I'll be using this blog to think about how to make my triathlon habit sustainable and responsible. One important caveat: this is a blog, not an advice site. I'll be sharing my own attempt to figure out the simplest way to do triathlon for me, but that doesn't mean I think it's what everyone should do, and it might not work for you (and that's fine)! There are lots of ways to pursue our passions, and this is just one of them.