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!
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.
So, it’s been quite a while since I posted. I’ve had about 4 different blog posts drafted, and I’m finally getting them up! It’s been a busy, but great beginning of the year. Let’s rewind a bit…
Happy New Year! Despite the name, I was not in fact hungover for this race! My NYE was pretty low-key, just spent hanging out with some friends. Luckily, this race didn’t start until 11:30am, so I could still stay up and enjoy the NYE festivities without sacrificing any sleep!
Happy new year! 2012 was a good year for me in running and triathlon. It was a relief to make it through the year with not one injury setback! Being able to consistently train throughout the year brought some good racing with multiple PRs. I got back in the pool, and even competed in a few swim meets. Though not as fast as I once was, I’ve really started to enjoy swimming… Read More