I recently moved to Austin from Boston and have become a stereotypical Austin fitness freak. Always a runner, I've completed 12 marathons, including the Austin Livestrong Marathon in February. I've realized the toll that running has taken on my joints and recently have expanded into triathlons. I completed the Capital of Texas Triathlon and am training for the Louisville Ironman in August. To help my joints and my overall flexibility, I've also taken up yoga and now frequent Black Swan and the newly opened Wanderlust yoga studio. As part of my triathlon training, I take my lunch breaks at the Pure Austin Fitness Quarry Lake, where I swim a mile before returning to my cubicle. I love my job, but the social interaction is limited in the workplace. To meet new people and make some cash on the side, I started City Running Tours Austin. CRT Austin allows me to merge two of my passions: running and meeting new people. That has allowed me to stay fit and have fun, although our new Texas Beer 5K tour, which features beer tastings along the way, probably wouldn't be found in many professional training regimens.
We're looking for Central Texans who keep fit with interesting activities. Tell us — in 100 words or fewer — about yours. If you have a photograph, include that as well. Send your name, age and contact information to Pam LeBlanc, Austin American-Statesman, 305 S. Congress Ave., Austin TX 78704 or e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org.