Describe your athletic background and how you discovered your current sport?
What keeps you training and racing in your current sport?
Retired. Former CPA/Financial Exec.
Any tips/tricks as to how to balance work and training?
Do you have kids?
Yes, so many!
#2- Branson 70.3 2013. First time event far away from "home" were I traveled alone, knowing this would be a very challenging event because of the bike course. I executed my plan perfectly, leaving it all out there and achieving a 1st place AG finish.
#3- Team USA 2015 Long Course World ITU Championship, Chicago IL. Never in my wildest dreams in my early years would I have thought I could possibly set a goal of qualifying for the USAT National Championships, much less qualifying for Team USA! But I achieved them all, including finishing 19th in the world in my AG at the Chicago finals. I also achieved USAT All American recognition for the year.
The lessons I learned were many including that one's body is amazing. Treat and train it right and it will perform at an incredibly high level. As Marni and Karel taught me, you must embrace the pain, thank your body and keep telling yourself that "you earned this", "you deserve to be here" and to "compete like the champion your are."
- Your diet. Think of real food as the "real" medicine you need to get healthier and stronger.
- Consider working with a qualified coach. Trust and communicate well with this person.
- Listen to your body.
- Work hard but rest even harder!
- Remember to work on your core strength, balance and stability (i.e. pilates).
What's your favorite post-race meal, drink or food?Blueberry whey protein smoothie.
What are your athletic goals for the next 5 years?
Be sure to subscribe to our Newsletter for ongoing information, education and motivational support.
This is a new weekly feature on the Trimarni blog where we will be shining the spotlight on one of our Trimarni athletes (coaching or nutrition) every week.