I believe anything we desire to do well is more about the process than it is about the end goal. As a coach, I focus on establishing a solid training foundation and build your plan with proven techniques in order to allow you to have the best race day, or life, possible. I’ve had clients earn new PR’s and spots on the podium when their initial goal was simply to cross the finish line because they were willing to trust the process and put in consistent time. If you do the work, the results will follow.
In addition to being a USAT Level One and Youth/Junior Triathlon coach, I am a Level 3 USA Cycling Coach, a certified Mad Dogg Spinning Instructor, and a TRX Group Suspension Instructor. I was at one time an AFAA Personal Trainer and a Metabolic Efficiency Training Specialist but those certifications are no longer current.
I work with my clients to achieve a clear, concise training plan, which balances in with their family and work and life.
I got my start as an athlete as a 40 year old. Before then, I “worked out”, in conjunction with starvation diets, as a way to drop a few pounds here and there as needed. I had always believed I “couldn’t” be an athlete, as if there were magic genes one needed to possess and I just didn’t have them.
At 40 I changed my mind…and my body followed suit. As I moved from the “I can’t” to the “I can” and then to the “I most certainly will and nothing will stand in my way” mindset, I realized being an athlete is less about the body you have, but the work you do with it.
I have completed running race distances from 5K up to 50K and triathlons from a short sprint up to 140.6 miles (Ironman Lake Tahoe 2013 and Ironman Chattanooga 2015).
I am more than happily married...it's more like a fairy-tale than real life! I have two children, a 23 year old son, Andrew, and a 21 year old daughter, Ashley. I am step-mother to two grown men Drew and Kyle. (Kyle and his wife Ariel have given us our first GRANDCHILD!!) I own a dog (Newton, a terrier mix we rescued from the shelter...who rescued me when my daughter left for college!), and I am servant to a cat (Zorro...if you have a cat in your home, you know what I mean by this).
Other than coaching and training, I enjoy going to the movies and taking naps! I do my best to keep up with my blog and one day I would like to write a novel (or two), but for now my life is pretty full.