|03/28/2021||Everett Half Marathon|
|05/31/2020||PDX Triathlon at Blue Lake||Men's 2nd Overall|
|Bucket List Race||Challenge Roth, Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico & I think Dirty Kanza would be fun|
|Post-Race Drink||Coke Classic Real sugar then Beer|
I was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. I still live in the wonderful Pacific Northwest, just northeast of Seattle in Snohomish. I have always been a bicyclist, some of my oldest and best memories are on a bike. I started competing in Cross Country & Track in 6th grade and continued through High School. After high school my focus shifted from competitive running to overall fitness and I became somewhat of a gym rat.
After having several personal trainers through out the years tell me I should do a triathlon I finally did. At the local YMCA I belong to there is a Triathlon Club that trains Sunday mornings indoors and I thought would be a great way to cross train during the winter, so that's what finally got me to try triathlons. Well after the first 6 week training session of that I was hooked. Now myself and one other volunteer run the YMCA Triathlon Club and all of my strength training is geared towards triathlons.
I still consider myself a relatively new triathlete, going into my 6th year. However I have been fascinated by the sport for as long as I can remember. As a kid watching the Ironman race in Kona I remember thinking the athletes were these crazy bad ass endurance athletes, well now I know that's true.
I had had a goal of finishing a full Ironman and getting my 70.3 time under 6 hours by now but I have had some medical issues over the last few years that always seem to set me back. I know that's not an excuse, it's fuel for the fire.