Meet Cynthia Pearman!
Don't let this one fool ya. She is a real go-getter!
Let's get to know her better!
Q: What are you passionate about?
Cynthia: "I am passionate about improving myself in every way. Whether it's my mental health, physical health, nutrition, attitude, finances, relationships, etc., I wake up every day and work towards being a better me than I was the day before."
How did you get started in Triathlon?
Cynthia: " I got my start in triathlon by simply writing it as a goal on paper. It seemed far-fetched at the time. A friend had gotten me into cycling years ago. In my commitment to myself to get stronger in 2021, I decided to start jogging as cross training. It wasn't long before I ran 5k. At that point, I knew a triathlon was a goal that I wanted to achieve, so I found a place to swim and found people with experience who could give me pointers and advice. I actually made a Facebook post on Brownsburg Chatter asking if there was anyone who had done a triathlon that wanted to meet up for a bike ride and talk about it. I found a really nice woman who was happy to tell me about her experience."
Q: Are you coached or self-coached? How did you land on going that particular route?
Cynthia: "Aside from some recent swimming lessons, I am self-coached. When I started, I didn't know a lot about the sport or that coaching was a possibility. However, I have asked a lot of questions and so many people have been supportive of my journey. I have to thank those around me for their support and willingness to share information. I'm to the point where I would like to get coaching to learn more. This is no longer a far-fetched goal. Now it's a part of self-improvement and how can I be better at it than I was the day before."
Q: How do you juggle your family, job, social life, other hobbies with your training?
Cynthia: "I juggle my responsibilities by making a plan early in the week. I look at my calendar and the weather in advance. Having my week mapped out helps me keep my commitment to training. If I give myself an out, I’ll probably take it. So, I just make up my mind ahead of time. Of course, I’m convinced that I would actually get everything done and get enough sleep if I only had 4 more hours each day! :) "
Q: What is the greatest challenge you face when training?
Cynthia: " The greatest challenge I face when training is pushing myself outside of my comfort zone. I know it’s necessary to get stronger and faster, but it’s so comfy there…… "
Q: Who or what, in triathlon, inspires you?
Cynthia: "People who compete in Iron Man races inspire me. At this point in my journey, I cannot imagine completing a 26.2 mile run, let alone doing it after a 2.4 mile swim and a 112 mile bike. That takes some serious commitment and discipline. People who are also out there just to better their life in some way inspire me. I met a guy last weekend who started out a few years ago at over 400 pounds. He started training and getting stronger and competed in a 1/2 iron man last year. His kids were competing in kids tri event last weekend. He’s a great role model. We can all do hard things!"
Q: What is your favorite race or training moment?
Cynthia: " My favorite race moment was from the 2021 Eagle Creek Sprint Series #3. The whole race was a big moment for me.
This was my very first race. My number was 365, which I thought was fitting for me as I am striving to do better each and every day - 365 days a year. Anyway, I was grinning from ear to ear the entire time. I was just so happy to be there and so proud of myself. People noticed my happiness and they were encouraging me. When I crossed the finish line, it was just like Wow! I did that!! I left the race and signed up for Go Girl, which took place the following weekend. :) "
Cynthia Pearman, she is a woman with a plan...and she gets it done.
Tiffany Alsabrook is passionate about fitness and keeping the weight that she lost off. She especially loves her bike!