Years ago, my life was challenging (to say the least), but I had no idea that I was wasting away until I started to lose those closest to me. First, my little brother was killed. Then, I went through a divorce at a young age, my grandmother that raised me passed away, and when I deployed to Afghanistan I witnessed death almost daily.
When I came back from my combat deployment, I felt like I had been stripped of who I’d been before. Nothing felt or seemed the same. My soul had been exposed, and I didn’t know how to protect it.
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It wasn’t until a very awesome friend told me, “It’s hard, but you have to get back out there,” that I started cycling and running. That’s when I realized that I could inspire others and change lives through fitness. Since then, I have dedicated my actions to making sure athletes never feel alone and to continuously helping them uncover their “why”.
I have learned that when you focus on the people everything else will work itself out, so every day I do just that. I focus on the people. Triathlon has given me so much joy and I feel it is my duty to give back.
My first triathlon was Semper Tri Sprint, and I was not prepared at all. I thought I could muscle through it and still have fun. I was so wrong. I got it done, despite having a surf- enter ocean swim (I’d never been swimming in the ocean before that day) and a run that felt like God himself was mad at me for making the poor choice to run in insoles I had never used before.
I want to solo hike the Pacific Crest Trail and the Appalachian Trail one day. I have always been fascinated with exploring and setting off on my own adventure. I would describe it as my rebirth or spiritual journey to uncover a deeper part of myself. Now to find 6 months in my schedule to play in the forest.
The Peoples Coach
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