GPS Hosts Panel Of Ironman Competitors Thursday

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Five Chattanooga area women who are training for this fall’s Ironman (or should we say ‘Ironwomen’) competition, will tell their stories in a panel discussion at Girls Preparatory School on Thursday as part of the school’s IMPACT program scheduled for 10 a.m. in the school’s Frierson Theatre. 

Jenny Smith, Jamie Ann Phillips, Erica Verdin, and GPS alumnae Lynne Mulligan ’84 and Alexis Willis ’01 will be addressing topics ranging from “why an Ironman?” to specifics about training schedules, mental preparation, lifestyle changes, roadblocks, costs, and equipment needs. 

Ms. Smith, a three-time Ironman competitor and the only competitor to have completed a previous Ironman, plans to wear her triathlon gear and explain her “kit” in an introduction. Each will detail their time management in terms of training and still fulfilling life’s everyday responsibilities.

Ms. Smith is a local yoga instructor; Ms. Phillips is an account manager at Papercut Interactive; Ms. Verdin works in human resources at Healthways, Inc.; Ms. Mulligan is a senior programs manager at Creative Discovery Museum; and Ms. Willis is the founder and owner of Natural Beautiful Me.


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