I have been an athlete my whole life because my entire family have always been involved in sports. I ran track all through high school and because we didn’t have a cross-country team I normally played volleyball and basketball in the other seasons but also ran on the local track club team in Kansas City, Missouri. We participated in the local 5k’s and 10k’s. Out of high school I served in the Air Force for 9 years and the Army for 18 years and retired after 27 years of service in 2014. During my time in the Army, I was a light attack helicopter pilot and in addition to my normal flying duties I qualified for the Army 10 mile team of Fort Campbell, Kentucky three years in a row and competed in the Army 10 Miler in Washington D.C.. . At the time, the Internet was in its infancy so I had no coaching other than a copy of a beginner marathon training plan from Hal Higdon’s book on running. I met my husband in 2002 and he introduced me to triathlon. I didn’t know how to swim so I had to take adult swimming lessons and it was PAINFUL. I fell in love with the race venues and spirit of triathletes in general. The sport encourages healthy living and forges new friendships. In between deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan, my husband and I managed to complete a few sprint and Olympic distance races with no coaching what so ever. Of course we all know how painful that can be afterwards.
In 2012, found out about Playtri after signing up (on Active.com) and attending a Playtri Camp in Las Vegas, Nevada, where I currently live. I attended the camp and was blown away with how much information Playtri had to teach and how I was completely missing the boat by not having a coach. After camp I immediately signed up for coaching services, went to Dallas to complete all of the testing and started down the path of my addiction to triathlon. Not a bad addiction to have I would say. I convinced my husband to go to the Playtri Hawaii camp in 2013 (it wasn’t a hard sell) and he signed up for coaching as well. Although completely convinced of Ahmed and the “Playtri Way”, we decided to try a coaching company local to Las Vegas. We very quickly realized that Playtri has cornered the market on age-group coaching and came back to Playtri three months later. Since then I have completed four 70.3 Ironman’s and qualified for the World Championship 2016, completed the full Ironman in Arizona and completed the Playtri Coaching Certification Course, I am a TRX certified trainer and am in current studies for the ACE certified personal trainer course. I look forward to helping others achieve a similar passion for healthy living and camaraderie through multisport.
- Playtri Certified Coach
- TRX certified trainer