Throughout her life, Tristin advocated for personal fitness and health. When I met her at UNH in 1996, walking (and sometimes hurrying) around campus and Durham was a part of daily life. Walking and biking around Durham, College Woods, and West Foss Farm became our favorite habits as we completed our 4 years of school. During the summers, when not working at Canobie Lake Park, Tristin would take daily 20 mile bike rides around her hometown.
After graduation, Tristin and I were hired by TomTom (GDT at the time) and moved to West Lebanon. Tristin expanded her workout routine through a membership in the River Valley Club, exercising in the company gym, and routinely walking around downtown West Lebanon.
With a kitchen now at her disposal, Tristin's first love of cooking began to shine through. Healthy cooking and eating became her passion, including protein shakes and "raw balls".
After apartment life became dull, we moved a few miles south to Croydon. Soon, we found this cool thing called "pond kayaking", and with the help of our 10' Wilderness Pungo kayaks, we were hooked.
Tristin then took a year or so off to have a kid, but then technology caught up to her fitness goals, in the way of ipods and smart phones. Wearable technology, fitness apps, and calorie counting became her "thing", and she literally ran with it. Working for TomTom, which was moving into the personal fitness market, helped a lot too.
During this time, Tristin used her expertise at cooking to help make dinners at David's House with her coworkers. She found she enjoyed not only cooking with her friends, but she also became very supportive of the David's House mission and its staff and volunteers.
Tragically, while biking near our home in Croydon, Tristin was struck by a vehicle and killed. In honor of her leadership, dedication, and inspiring attitude, her coworkers chose to begin the Tristin's Live Laugh Love Run events. In this way, we hope to inspire others to challenge themselves to live a healthy lifestyle, at the same time continuing Tristin's support of David's House.
On behalf of Tristin, thank you for your interest and support. -Dan, Tristin's husband