Meet More Toughies : XLMIC, Andrea and Almine

6 Jan




 Name: Andrea
Location: Lexington, KY
Sport of Choice: Triathlon
Other Hobbies: Kayak, Hiking, Running, Blogging
2012 Race Plans: Atlanta Iron Girl Sprint Triathlon in May
What Makes You A Tough Chik?: I have always wanted to do a triathlon.  At age 37 I signed up for one.  Never mind I didn’t swim, bike or run at the time.  I put in the hard work & crossed the finish line with a big ‘ole smile on my face.    Now I am hooked! 
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Fun Fact: I had my left kidney removed in 2001.  In 2002 I adopted my dog from U of Wisconsin.  She also has one kidney due to research.  I named her Karma.  It just fit.


Screen Name: XLMIC
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Sport of Choice: Running
Other Hobbies: travel, reading, movies, hiking
2012 Race Plans: Oakland Marathon Relay, 3/12; Eugene Marathon, 4/12; SF Half-Marathon, 7/12
What Makes You a Tough Chik?: I’m always up for a challenge. 
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Fun Fact: In 1991, I met Fidel Castro and was in People magazine as a result of my participation in the PanAmerican Games that year in Havana, Cuba.


Name: Almine
Location: Bend, OR
Sport of Choice: Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Adventure Racing, Trail-Running, Mtn. Biking
Other Hobbies: Don’t have enough time in the day to squeeze in much more than the above activities.  🙂
2012 Race Plans: “Tour of the Heart,” Jan., 1/28 “Mt. Bachelor” snowshoe race,  several Adventure Races are in the works too 🙂
What Makes You a Tough Chik?: Have you got all day?  🙂
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Fun Fact: I began traveling the world, with a backpack on, when I was 18 yrs. old.  Its taken me to some remote and amazing places.   
You have 1 Day left to join these ladies and 104 others on Team Tough Chik!  Go HERE to find out more about the team that is taking the world by storm!

One Response to “Meet More Toughies : XLMIC, Andrea and Almine”

  1. XLMIC January 6, 2012 at 11:05 am #

    I sound so boring. LOL.

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