I am a 28 year old amateur Triathlete living in Northern California. I came to the world of running and eventually triathlon from soccer. I had aged out of my local rec leagues and after moving up to coaching for many years, wanted to be involved in a sport that I could compete in. Coaching brought me great joy, but I needed to get off of the sidelines. I started racing 5ks in 2012, only doing a couple a year. Every year, I added more races, until deciding that one sport just wasn't enough. I did my first triathlon in 2015 and am completely hooked. Swim, bike, run is now in my blood. When not training for a race, I spend my free time hiking and backpacking in the Sierras.
I have placed first in my age group at two 5ks within the last two years, competed in dozens of 5ks over the last few years, my first triathlon and my first duathlon. I am currently training to complete a Half Ironman in 2016 and a full Ironman in 2017 before my 30th birthday in October.