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Katie (Catherine) Paulson Katie (Catherine) Paulson

VP & General Counsel - Cinepolis USA

How did you get into triathlon?
After finishing law school, I was out of shape & had huge time gaps in my schedule. Went to a TNT recruiting meeting w. NO intention of signing up, just wanted to get motivated. Oops - signed up that night. No clue how I went from TNT to completing several Ironmans....

How long have you been doing triathlon?
Since 2001 - River Cities was my first race.

Favorite workout?
Saturday morning long bike.

Do you have training partners?

Best Race?
Ironman Arizona 2006

Worst Race?
Ironman Wisconsin 2006 - three flats, over two hours of walking my bike in the cold rain & finally dropping out.

Why you do triathlons?
For the socializing and the fitness (& so I can eat without getting too much fatter). It's also very empowering.

What's next for you?
We'll see...

Most embarrassing moment doing sports?
Showing up at my first ride with my huge, red 1979 Schwinn with a kickstand & reflectors. (Hence the source of several of my nicknames - Big Red & Kickstand)

Running Shoe that you wear?

What time do you wake up?

Favorite song to train to?
Bat Out Of Hell - Meatloaf

Out of all 3 sports- which is your favorite?

What kind of food do you eat during a workout?
PowerGel, PowerBar

Favorite food (regular)?
Red Wine, Tony's Chicken Arabiata, Asparagus

Spouse/Significant Other?
Quincy (black/tan miniature wiener dog). I'm sure Mr. Right will just show up at my doorstep one day (that's about the only way I'll ever meet him - See #18).

Other sports interest?
Wine? Golf? Work?

Something that you like to do that is not sports related?
Play with Quincy, read, wine tasting.

Favorite TV show/movie?
Modern Family/Shawshank Redemption

Greatest motivator?
DNF at Ironman Wisconsin

Champaign, IL

Interesting fact about yourself?
I am a Chemist by degree & had a full-ride basketball scholarship to Illinois State.

What do you like to do to get away from triathlon?
Play with Quincy, wine tastings & travel.