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Anna about her 1st ever triathlon

April 2008



Why did you decide to compete in the triathlon?
Anna: "The most important reason I did this was for St. Jude Children's Hospital. With it here in Miami, it was a no-brainer. I had never done one of these, so it was also a new experience and challenge for me."

Did you do any kind of special training, or did you just get up and go?
Anna: "It was more like I'll just get up in the morning and do it, and whatever happens afterwards, who cares. I workout regularly, so I did not change one thing. I do my usual 30 to 45 minute weights and then I walk for like an hour or so. I don't run. Four times a week."

Did you watch Enrique [Iglesias] perform on the Latin Billboards?
Anna: "I did. I watched it on TV. I didn't go. We never mix work. We keep that separate."

Why did Miami become home for you?
Anna: "It's really strange, but ever since I came her for the first time in 1992, I fell in love with it. I thought if I can make enough money, I would buy a place here. But in 1997, I moved here permanently and Miami is the only place where I actually own property."

What is it about Miami that?s special for you?
Anna: "I just love the area and the water and the weather and the people. I travel so much for work that when I come home, it's like I am on vacation. I like the relaxed lifestyle and being able to wear flip-flops and shorts. In a city like New York you can't go outside and relax, and I don't have time to worry about how I look. And I like that it's a small community. I just like everything about it."

Do you have any favorite restaurants?
Anna: "I don't go to big, new trendy ones. I go to classic ones, like China Grill and Nobu and Bond Street. Big Pink. Alta Mar. I don't normally go to Ocean Drive or Lincoln Road."

Would you change anything about Miami?
Anna: "I think Miami is perfect. I wouldn't want the roads to be any bigger because there would be more cars. Parking is a little difficult, but I wouldn't change anything."





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