Exercising is my passion and it has always been. I played organized
sports as soon as they were available. In the summer my sister,
cousins and I were always dashing about on our bikes. Not to mention
the roller skating craze that was big in the eighties.
I was born a jock. I've been competing in athletics from the beginning.
I've competed in basketball, softball, volleyball, fencing, bodybuilding,
power lifting, and the firefighter combat challenge. I was picked
to play women's pro football, but decided to take a year off from
competing after finally finishing paramedic training.
Dad told me many years ago that one of my first sentences was, "Julie,
run Daddy, Julie run fast!!" There is even a picture of that
day in the family photo album. I guess I've been on the move for
as long as I can remember. I was the kid that couldn't wait 'till
recess to go outside and play. You name it, I played it. Especially
if it involved a ball.