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I came into the sport of triathlon with no background in swimming, biking or running.  Other than playing some sports in middle school I had basically no sports history.  I was overweight and sedentary pretty much my whole life.  At age 36 after having my fourth baby I decided to get up off the couch and make a change.  I set out to learn to run a 5k.  And something clicked.  I really liked running! The challenge of it and all the incredible changes that came with that.  In 2014 I did my first triathlon and things snowballed from there.  I moved up to the 70.3 distance and then to 140.6.  After falling in love with the sport of triathlon and realizing that I loved talking with friends about their training I thought coaching might be a great fit!  I love the challenge of helping people both see and accomplish their full potential.  

I am most excited by my athletes coming to realize that they are capable of so much more than they thought possible.  As an adult onset athlete I think I can bring that viewpoint of having no experience and just trying something new.  I am also a mom of 4 young kids, and I can bring that perspective of having to balance triathlon and life and real life. I really look forward to working with people who want to put in the work to see what they’re made of, athletes who embrace the training journey and not just the race at the end.  

I really enjoy looking at my athlete’s data every day, and talking with them daily about their training. I get excited to see their progression and love sharing in the highs and the lows of training and racing.  I see triathlon as more than a sport, but as a lifestyle and a way for us to learn about who we are as people.  I love the numbers and the data but also really focus on the mental side of training and racing.  Getting a text from my very first athlete that I coached that he had crushed his 5k time was so exciting, helping people do things that they didn’t think were possible is incredibly rewarding.

As both an athlete and a coach my passion lies in long distance racing.  My proudest moments as an athlete have to be crossing the finish line at my first Ironman race and crossing the finish line at the Houston Marathon when I knew I had made my Boston qualifying time.

I am USAT Level 1 certified.  I am a two time Texas State Time Trial team champion and a Boston qualifier.

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