Tuesday, May 10, 2022

AAPI month podcast interview, and 10 hours of sleep

I was on another podcast! It’s been 13 years since I qualified for my pro card, and last week I was honored to be the interviewed as the first Asian-American female pro triathlete on the Tri Beginner’s Luck Podcast for AAPI month. I was introduced to the host Michanda by my good friend Becci in DC, because just like the state of Delaware, the triathlon world is small. 

It was super fun and we laughed a lot! We talked about how to pronounce “prosthetist”, if I would ever go pro again, and my thoughts on peeing on the bike. You can check it out here or wherever you get podcasts (iTunes etc).

Unbeknownst to me, the Zoom call also was recorded (I knew about the audio part obviously) and then put on YouTube (oops I would’ve washed my hair and looked somewhat more presentable). So you can also watch me looking like a scrub:

It also covers stories from my teenage triathlete days where I spent all my Chinatown scholarship money on a road bike and my first sprint triathlon (doggy paddling FTW) to how I’m currently “living my best life” and the story of putting together our Crazy Fit Asians JFK 50 team.

Obviously it was recorded before I sneezed my meniscus out of place (about 2 months ago because Ainsley just turned 17mos and I mention that she is 15mos old). Surgery is Friday and I am remaining both optimistic and realistic. I’m going to do everything I can to make it to the starting line healthy and able to tackle the challenge…BUT also get the expertise I need so I don’t do anything stupid that would compromise my long term health.

Also got to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend by hitting a huge milestone—felt comfortable enough for Ainsley to stay overnight at her godmother’s house so I could go on a fancy date with my husband and proceeded to sleep 10 hours in a row for the first time in forever and ever. MAGICAL!

Until next Tuesday, when I can report on how “the scope” went, send positive vibes this way please! 

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