USAT Florida Region is so happy to announce our October Woman of the month, Sue Caplan. Sue was nominated by a close friend Lisa. Sue embodies what it means to represent our region – a determined, hard working woman! She has goals and works hard to achieve them!
In her nomination, Lisa said,
“Sue is a dedicated mother, wife and loyal friend. Her determination and persistence with her own life goals while taking care of and bringing up a family, is what inspires others to do more than they ever though they could do. I am nominating her for this honor. I could not tell you how she got started before we met, I can only tell you that she has changed my life by inspiring my journey.”
Sue’s bio is wonderful, please read on to see how she got started with the sport and what inspires her to stay with it!
Triathlon was a dare from my brother Ramsey 9 years ago! I didn’t swim or bike and he promised to come visit me from Texas if we could do a triathlon together. My brother had gotten into triathlon after back surgery to help get him into shape. This new hobby filled the gap of a career that I left to stay at home with my two amazing daughters. I have loved the training and commitment to do triathlon which is extremely challenging and therefore rewarding. I have a dynamic husband that inspires me every day. I’m originally from Texas but have been in Florida for 20 years and absolutely love the climate where you can train year round. I have family in Texas and Massachusetts and I am inspired by all the local athletes in the Boca Tri Club and also train with WeBe Running. Both groups have really helped me stay focused and motivated. I get my strength and conditioning at Evolution Fitness and admire their commitment to healthy bodies. I am doing my first full Ironman in Panama City Beach, FL in one month and hope to inspire others to get fit!
My goal for this race is to FINISH feeling strong!