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Stacy Laninga

Website maintenance for a large architectural firm, freelance editing for an online company, and student.

How did you get into triathlon?
My dad used to do them. His last race was the same year as my first race, unfortunately not the same one.

How long have you been doing triathlon?
Since 2002. I took off 2009 and hope to get back into the groove in 2010.

Favorite workout?
Track: ladders! Bike: long rides with friends

Do you have training partners?
The Fit2Train folks for bike rides. My sister and some of our friends for the weekend runs.

Best Race?
Well, I got hardware at 2008 Metroplex Sprint, so that was nice.

Worst Race?
Galveston half IM in 2006. The run was brutal - super hot, very few water stops, running on the beach while dodging families, dogs and washed-up jellyfish and man-o-war. Worst put on race ever! Heard it's got a new director and is decent now though.

Why you do triathlons?
So I can get funky tan lines.

What's next for you?
My next goal is to consistently work out again. *sigh* Starting over is no fun.

Most embarrassing moment doing sports?
Most long-course camp folks know this one. Long F2T ride where I was the only girl, so I was feeling all 'girl power.' We stopped at a gas station for water. When we started rolling out again, my foot slipped off the pedal, I racked myself, and then fell over. Oops.

Running Shoe that you wear?
Right now, Asics something I think.

What time do you wake up?
Anywhere between 4:45a and 6:45a.

Favorite song to train to?
I only listen to the music collection inside my head.

Out of all 3 sports- which is your favorite?
It recently switched from running to biking.

What kind of food do you eat during a workout?
Whatever I can cram in my mouth. Gu, cheese & PB crackers, Snackwell vanilla wafers, Raspberry Newtons, Uncrustables...

Favorite food (regular)?
That's hard. I'm just a foodie in general. I do love sushi though.

Spouse/Significant Other?

Other sports interest?
Yoga, rock climbing, hiking. I would love to play rugby and/or roller derby, but I'm way too accident-prone to do either.

Something that you like to do that is not sports related?

Favorite TV show/movie?
TV: I currently watch Psych and True Blood, when I can find someone to record it for me. Movie: I love Clue. I have a huge crush on Tim Curry.

Greatest motivator?
When my pants don't fit.

Flower Mound.

Interesting fact about yourself?
I used to be really big in the Goth scene.

What do you like to do to get away from triathlon?
I'm trying to get back into triathlons. I don't need to try to get away just yet.