Name: Tokie Shynk
Years in Triathlon: 1 year and a few months.
Employment: I am an RN and am the Director of Critical Care Services at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. That means I'm in charge of the nurses who work in the Intensive Care Units (the Medical ICU and Surgical ICU), the Emergency Department, Trauma Department, and the Palliative Care Program.
Family Life: Married 28 years to hubby Jack. I have 3 kids - I mean yellow labs - Sam, Betty, and Howard. They are waiting for a water-dog-duathlon - swim and run!
My Hero: All the nurses I work with. They are on duty 24/7 so we can all be cared for if we are critically ill or injured.
We can all sleep well at night knowing they are there for us.
Athletic Background: Running since college days at Boston University. Nothing like running around the Charles River in the spring, summer, fall, and winter!
Favorite Race and why: Bay to Breakers a few years back. Was just crazy fun! And this years SB Tri since I placed first in my age group! 🙂
Worse Race and why: None. I've loved them all.
This years goals: Continues training year-round being healthy and injury free. I just love the Saturday 8:30 Biker-Chic gals I've started riding with. (Peace out girls!) And I am going to crew for the Kalyra Women's Racing Team for the Race Across America next June raising money for Girls Inc of SB. They are going to break records. Stay tuned!
In five years I hope to: Continue triathlons, and continue to run.
Something most people do not know about me: I love the clean fresh mountain air of Colorado and go there often. And I love to surf! Am heading out with my board now, so see ya later!