OC Triathlete Makes a Move

Real Estate Agent with Seven Gables Real Estate

Boston Marathon qualified, Kona Ironman qualified, sub 3:30 Marathoner, let me introduce you to my Santiago Hills neighbor:

Those of us in the hills of Orange have had the privilege of watching Arin Gilmer, a petite mother of 3, quietly work her way into the #53 spot in the USA Triathlon Association.  Shortly after moving to Orange County in 2002 she began competing in local races and within a year began ranking in the top 10 of her division.  At the 2008 OC Marathon she placed first in the female 34-39 division. This hard working mom proved herself as a winning Marathoner and then took on the rigorous training required to complete an Ironman competition.

Roll forward to 2011, Arin completes Coeur d'Alene, St. George, and the coveted Kona Ironman competitions.  Training has become more than a part time job, sometimes requiring 6-8 hours of swim, cycling, and running in a single day.  With a preschooler, 3rd grader, and 6th grader to shuttle to school and their numerous activities it has been quite an amazing accomplishment.   


Much to our misfortune, Santiago Hills will be saying goodbye to this hard working mother and athlete as she returns to her hometown of Monument Colorado.  Arin has left an indelible imprint on our community.   Her enthusiasm and encouragement for the sport has touched many in the community, including myself.  After the birth of my son in 2005 I started training for my first marathon with Team in Training, have been hooked ever since, and couldn't imagine life without running.  Arin has been an amazing role model and informal coach, always encouraging us fellow athletes  no matter where we are in our abilities. 

What a gift we have had.  Thank you, Arin Gilmer, for representing our city and County of Orange with speed, agility, grace, humor, and friendship.  Your imprint on Santiago Hills lives on through those of us who you have inspired to run, ride, and swim.  Cheers to new adventures.

Comments (1)

James A. Browning
Browning Real Estate School/REO Institute - International, IT
MRE REOCertified(R) SSCertified

Thank you for sharing your blog; we need Real estate Professionals to share their comments and information regarding their markets and experiences. Thanks again from beautiful Colorado

May 29, 2012 01:21 AM