|08/23/2020||Kinetic Multisports: Northeast Triathlon|
|08/01/2020||Kinetic Multisports: Culpepper Triathlon|
|06/20/2020||Kinetic Multisports: General Smallwood Triathlon|
|06/14/2020||Kinetic Poconos Challenge|
|06/13/2020||Kinetic Poconos Challenge|
|05/31/2020||Kinetic Multisports: Independence Triathlon|
|12/14/2019||Ringing in Hope 10k||2nd OA|
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|Bucket List Race||70.3 Boulder|
|Post-Race Drink||smoothie (almond butter, flax, berries)|
A native of PA, I grew up a state qualifying swimmer in high school, walked onto Notre Dame's varsity rowing team as a freshman, and fell in love with cycling when I biked 3,600 miles across the U.S. before my senior year of college. After teaching overseas, I settled in the Washington, D.C. area, which has a surprisingly large triathlon community. I've been competing in triathlons for the past 10 years.
It wasn't until 2017 that I was properly taught how to train with power and heart rate, which have helped me excel as a cyclist and triathlete. In 2018 i had overall female wins in the Maryland Olympic Duathlon, Culpepper Olympic Duathlon (swim cancelled), Waterman's Half Iron Triathlon, Hagerstown Duathlon, and Brooklyn Duathlon. I switched my 2019 focus to the half iron distance, with fewer overall podium wins but rich lessons, memories, and laughs! I also raced my first Ironman distance race in 2019 at Lake Placid. A continued goal in 2020 is to train more with others and focus on middle distance triathlons.
What's my 'WHY'?
Those who know me well see that beyond my wetsuit, bike, and running shoes lies my passion to persevere, connect with others, and grow in all seasons of life. Endurance sports have helped me since I was a teenager cope with some very tough family circumstances, including my mom’s struggle with schizophrenia and my own struggle with anxiety and PTSD as an adult. The structure, camaraderie, and time outdoors in my triathlon training is as much for my physical health as it is for my mental health. I believe that each day is a gift from God. Being in this sport keeps me on a healthy, positive path. Thankful to be on Team Stages Cycling and navigate this COVID-19 season with you!