Pleasantville, New York
|Primary Discipline(s)||Triathlon, Road Cycling / Criterium, Masters Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Road Running, Trail Running, Hiking, Yoga|
|Bucket List Race||Badwater 135|
|Post-Race Drink||Promix Raw Chocolate Vegan Protein|
My name is Chelsea Frengs, I am 29 years old. I am a driven person, who is never satisfied. I constantly seek more. I want to be better by surrounding myself with people who are better than myself. Some say I am hard to forget, maybe it's because I am just different, not normal ... I am special. That is what I tell myself. I am just me, through and through.
I started running races from a coworkers advice. Finished my first half marathon in 2015, then said what's next. I worked my way through the 9+1 NYRR program in 2016 and guaranteed myself a spot in the 2017 TCS NYC Marathon . Before even completing the marathon, I wanted more. I knew I could do it, I had now solidified my spot, that was the hard part.
So triathlon it was. I had never ridden a bike, never swam more than casually. I will never forget realizing that I needed special shoes and clips! News to me. Or falling over on the first ride at the traffic light, not moving.
On September 11th 2016 I jumped into the sound of CT and did my first sprint triathlon in some very choppy waters. Constantly thinking 'these buoys are so far apart' as I was swallowing gulps of salt water. I finished the race and went online to look for the next one. I was hooked.
I want to excel and beat my time from the last race each and every time. I am not a podium chaser, but I know that if I keep going, keep getting better, keep giving it my ALL, I will taste that podium. I live swim, bike, run.
I stopped drinking on December 8th, 2016, shortly after my first triathlon. Triathlon came into my life at a perfect time, when I needed something to focus me, to channel my energy, drive and thoughts. Since this time, I have learned so much about myself, who I am and who I want to be. Triathlon has helped guide my process. It has helped put into perspective what is and is not important in life. I embrace how much time this sport has given me to go deep inside myself.