I am a father of 3 & husband. My wife got me into running & triathlons. My youngest son did not sleep through the night but would sleep during my 5am runs. So we would run so the rest of the house could sleep. I now encourage my students with the Just Tri Challenge. As an inner city science teacher, I challenge my students to swim, bike, & run farther than I do for the school year. They are encouraged to push themselves to beat the teacher and realize how much they are truly capable of.
I have competed in the largest 10mile race in the US-Philadelphia Broad Street Run, numerous podiums for 5k runs, and continually improving triathlete. 2015 will include my first half marathon & Olympic distance triathlon.