Growing up, I called myself a swimmer. I did a few marathons, and called myself a runner. I now proudly call myself a triathlete. After competing in my first triathlon in 2012, I fell in love with the sport and began this amazing adventure. Follow me as I chase my dreams as a professional athlete!
As some of you know, I will be competing in my first Ironman this year, heading south to Ironman Chattanooga. I’ve been racing triathlons for just over 2 years now, and will be racing as a professional/elite this year. This sport has given me so much already in only a few years, and I want to give back as much as possible. Right now, I can use triathlon as a platform to… Read More
A great quote from one of my favorite movies. Talking to a teammate about Ironman racing yesterday made me think of this quote. Good to remember as the miles begin to pile up, you’re in the middle of a tough training session, or gearing up for a race! This one is going up next to my trainer :) Congrats to all my QT2 teammates who raced this past weekend – and good… Read More
Since I started this journey in triathlon, one of my goals has been to race at the elite level. Having a solid background in swimming & running, and performing well at my first few triathlons, I knew this was not completely out of reach. With some hard work and the right guidance, I thought I had the ability to qualify for my PRO card. In my first meeting with Tim, he… Read More
Phew. What a year! 2013 was filled with a ton of, well, just awesome stuff. It marked some amazing new beginnings, some welcomed endings, and a whole lotta fun adventures. This is a little overdue, but so much happened, I couldn’t not share!
All my training and racing for 2013 was basically a build-up to the 70.3 World Championships, held in Las Vegas. I first qualified last year, finishing 1st AG at the Timberman 70.3, but I declined my spot. At the time, I didn’t really know where I was going with triathlon, and having just finished my first 70.3 – it was a bit overwhelming to have to make the decision to race… Read More
Last weekend, I got a chance to race an Olympic distance triathlon (0.9 mile swim, 26.2 mile bike, and a 6.2 mile run). I’ve only done one Olympic, as my second triathlon last year. All of my races this year have been sprints or 70.3’s, so I was excited to take a crack at the Olympic.
When I saw the Boulder 70.3 listed as one of QT2 key team events this year, I knew it was one I wanted to do. I’ve always wanted to visit Colorado, and I even have family out there that I haven’t seen since they moved out from the East Coast years ago. Luckily, it fit well into my race schedule, about 6 weeks out from 70.3 World Champs, so I registered for… Read More
This race was my first triathlon of the year, and my first trip to the state of Texas. It was also one of QT2’s key team races for the year, so we had over 30 athletes racing!
The events at yesterday’s marathon hit this city hard. This senseless act took three lives, injured over 100 others, and destroyed thousands of dreams of crossing the Boston Marathon finish line. I’m so many emotions right now. I’m deeply saddened, heart-broken. I’m shocked. I’m angry. I’m confused.
This post started out as recap from QT2 Camp, but most of the details were covered on my teammates blogs (check out posts from Matt, Jessie, and Kim, and a post + video from Pedro). But, I was in a unique position at camp, and it got me thinking quite a bit about where I was a year ago, where I am now, and where I am headed.