Grew up pretty outdoorsy, real active, all the sports. I excelled in baseball so I pursued that pretty hard until high school. Meanwhile in middle School I needed an outlet for all my energy and started running track and cross country. It became too many sports to balance in high school, so I dropped baseball and kept running. Senior year I had all kinds of running injuries that kept me sidelined, so I would workout on the stationary bike in the trainer's room. I hated riding that bike and staring at a wall so I bought a mountain bike to train on. Did some MTB races and took to it naturally. Eventually I ended up with a road bike and my friend dragged me to a local crit, I fell in love immediately.
Anyway, some other random things are that I used to include rock climbing (I'm still pretty darn good at it), definitely in the top 5 for longest baseball throws by a cyclist, I can build things, cook, oh and apparently I'm a spirit animal.