Pics from Training & Racing 2015

Part of what I love about training is getting out there and seeing things at a different pace than in a car. The last two years, I’ve also traveled throughout the country for work and I always try to get out for a run to get a vibe for where I am. This year, in order, I ran or biked in:

Houston, TX
Clearwater, FL
Miami, FL
Jacksonville, FL
San Juan, PR
Aurora, CO
Boulder, CO
Park City, UT
Fort Collins, CO
Columbus, OH
Leawood, KS
Knoxville, TN
Ogden, UT
Rapid City, SD
Oakley, KS
Columbia, MO
Louisville, KY
Austin, TX
Panama City, FL
Dallas, TX
New Orleans, LA
Gilbert, AZ

Sheesh! I certainly didn’t get a pic from each location, but it’s kind of cool to tally them up. Most pics are from the two locations we lived this year, Austin and Fort Collins. Another year has come to a close, but I look forward to adding to my 2016 album as I explore our new home state of Colorado!


Pics from Training/Racing, Jan – June 2014

Seeking athletes to make faster!

As many of you know from when I discussed it here, I’ve started coaching triathletes and runners with Racelab. Coaching has been my goal since 2006, and I am thrilled to finally put my dreams into action!  Following my enlistment in the Air Force, I moved to NAU to earn my BS in Exercise Science, where I learned about human physiology, nutrition, exercise testing and planning, and biomechanics among other things.  I am now a USA Triathlon certified coach, and I have loved my first year of coaching.  (As a side note, I have a “Coached Athletes” tab at the top of this page where I’ll continue to post updates about athletes that I coach.)

I am passionate about helping athletes to improve and achieve their goals.  It is so rewarding to see people push themselves to accomplishments they weren’t sure were possible, whether it’s a couch potato completing his first 5k or an experienced athlete winning her 30th race with a new personal best.  I have 15 years of personal training and racing experience as a runner plus 5 years as a triathlete, and I am eager to share my expanding knowledge and experience.

Now that Kona is behind me, I am actively seeking more athletes.  I set up individualized training plans which take into consideration factors like experience, fitness level, time availability, and goals. Athletes are encouraged to contact me at any time with questions, concerns, or comments; I think it is very important to be available for my athletes and to adjust training according to situations that come up.  Racelab’s head coach, Bettina Warnholtz, approves all of my schedules, so my coaching is backed up by her 15+ years of coaching experience and expertise.  She is a USAT Level II certified coach and has coached me since 2004. Whether you’re a beginner looking to complete your first race, a seasoned veteran that wants to improve and/or is looking for a more structured plan, or anywhere in between, feel free to contact me at (and spread the word)!