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! Some highlights: Finishing grad school – After almost 6 years of grad school at Bentley University, I am now the owner of 2 masters degrees: an MBA and… Read More

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. I attended the wedding of one of my childhood friends and neighbors on Saturday night,… Read More

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!  It was held in Galveston, which is along the Gulf Coast.  I flew in Thursday night, and spent most of Friday and Saturday getting the bike and gear ready, carbing up, and mentally preparing to… Read More

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. Ever since I was little, I dreamed of running the Boston Marathon.  We use to go out to Wellesley, hand out orange slices and water… Read More

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. I keep reflecting on the… Read More

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… At the end of January, I headed up to Derry, NH with some CRC ladies to run the Boston Prep 16 miler.  This race is notorious for it’s hilly course, and is a go-to… Read More

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! My training plan had me running a 5k the last weekend in December – I couldn’t find any good races in the… Read More

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

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