Member Spotlight – Katie Damaroda

Get to know our BATC board members! We asked each board member a few questions about themselves and here’s what they had to say.

This spotlight features Katie Damaroda. Katie is the BATC Secretary.

10468110_10100350274683764_6682921959397379781_nWhat are you most looking forward to this season?

Finishing my first 70.3

Memorable race/training moment:

When training for my first marathon, my friend Megan jokingly told me “I’m not coming to watch you finish last.” That was very motivating for me and helped me get over the proverbial wall.

 

How/why did you become involved in triathlons?

I’ve never enjoyed swimming and despite growing up spending summers on the bay, the idea of open water swimming just seemed crazy to me. I began training for my first triathlon as a way to overcome that and challenge myself. I still would much rather be on the water than in it, but it’s a work in progress.

Best part about BATC:

Obviously the members! BATC is an awesome community. I appreciate all of the advice, encouragement, and accountability I have received. I hope that I can make the same impact.

Non-triathlon related hobbies or interests:

Hiking, taking my dog Molly for walks, beach volleyball, etc.

Member Spotlight – Luke Smith

Get to know our BATC board members! We asked each board member a few questions about themselves and here’s what they had to say.

This spotlight features Luke Smith. Luke is BATC President. You can often find him leading the weekly Meadowwood Rides.

FullSizeRenderWhat are you most looking forward to this season?

I look forward to meeting new members and promoting the sport of triathlon!

Favorite post race indulgence:

I always go for the bags Utz chips that are at the finish line of all the local races.

How/why did you become involved in triathlons?

Triathlon was a natural progression starting out as a runner.  I bought a bike to cross train for running and before I knew it, I was signing up for my first tri.

Best part about BATC:

The group workouts.. working out with people keeps you motivated to reach your training goals.

Share a mantra you follow:

Always Lead, Never Follow