Shawn Brokemond ascends the hill leading to her house in Mill Valley on Monday, June 5, 2018, during a hill repeat workout. Brokemond, 50, trains for triathlons and rotates through daily workouts in each of the disciplines: swimming, biking and running.
During an early morning cycling class, instructor Gardie Jackson (foreground) barks orders at class participants (from left) Shawn Brokemond, Jason Hann and Natalie Jackson on Monday, June 4, 2018, at Five Points Fitness in Corte Madera. “She is one of the best role models around,” Gardie Jackson said. “You are bound to see some magic, following her around.”
Shawn Brokemond wipes sweat from her face during the high intensity 90-minute cycling class Monday, June 4, 2018, at Five Points Fitness in Corte Madera. In addition to training for triathlons, Brokemond also mountain climbs with her husband Dan Hennage. This week the two are taking a trip to summit Mount Shasta and snowboard their way down.
A faint reflection of Shawn Brokemond (right) glistens off of a plexiglass viewing window at the Strawberry Recreation District Pool on Sunday, June 3, 2018. Brokemond met a friend at the pool to give her some pointers to improve her swim stroke.
Shawn Brokemond takes a deep breath before getting into the pool Sunday, June 3, 2018, at the Strawberry Recreation District. Brokemond swam 5,000 meters during a workout in the morning, but offered to give a friend some pointers in the afternoon.
Shawn Brokemond demonstrates to Aoife McArdle (foreground) how to pull your arm through the water while completing the freestyle stroke Sunday, June 3, 2018, at the Strawberry Recreation District.
Shawn Brokemond helps her 85 year-old neighbor Ginette Davis stretch during a training session on Monday, June 4, 2018, at Brokemond’s home gym in Mill Valley.
During a car ride back from school Shawn Brokemond’s granddaughter Nikiah Brokemond, 12, complains that she wants to skip the “adventure” Shawn and Dan planned for the evening Monday, June 4, 2018. “We like to plan adventures for Nikiah when she’s with us so she experiences more of the world,” said Shawn Brokemond.
Shawn Brokemond (right) watches as her granddaughter Nikiah Brokemond, 12, films the bone of a whale that had washed up on the shore a few weeks prior Monday, June 4, 2018, at Tennessee Beach. “I think it looks like a squished pumpkin,” narrated Nikiah, as she filmed. “Comment what you think it looks like below.”
Shawn Brokemond and her granddaughter Nikiah giggle as Nikiah shares stories about her day at school Monday, June 4, 2018, at the Brokemond home in Mill Valley.
Shawn Brokemond combs Nikiah’s hair and ties it back in a loose bun Monday, June 4, 2018, before putting Nikiah to bed at their home in Mill Valley.
Nikiah kisses Shawn’s forehead after being tucked in for the night Monday, June 4, 2018, at their home in Mill Valley.