Team Addaday

Karen Wood

Waxhaw, North Carolina

Primary Discipline(s) Triathlon, Road Running
Bucket List RaceIronman World Championships again, an Ultra marathon, a Primal Quest race
Post-Race DrinkCocoa Elite
Off-Day Activitywalking, yoga, pilates

I'm a very competitive masters triathlete and have been in the sport for about 15 years now. I am also a triathlon coach. Outside of my competitive life I am a wife and mother of teenage twin girls. I am also a middle school cross country coach and a group fitness instructor.

As an athlete I find that I love the community and lifestyle that is triathlon. I also love pushing myself to find new limits be they physical or mental. I am blessed to have a lifestyle that allows me to train and race as I do and in addition to that I know that I am blessed to inhabit a body that allows me to push to my limits and train and race as I do. I find great joy and satisfaction in both training and racing.

As a coach and trainer I have found that I love sharing my knowledge, providing motivation to others, helping them uncover depths of performance that they couldn't imagine for themselves and helping them uncover their inner strength. Adults and children alike it is so incredibly rewarding to get to be a part of that journey with them.

I think that one of the greatest gifts I can give my girls is to be a living example of what is possible once you put your heart and intention into something.