I began my triathlon life in September of 2006. I am the archetypical AOA (Adult Onset Athlete). At 38 years old I was extremely overweight (pushing 400 pounds) and had uncontrolled hypertension (high blood pressure). Once I was discharged for the hospital after suffering Congestive Heart Failure I began swimming and then running. In four months I was able to run my first continuous mile ever. My first bike in twenty years came the next Spring. From there it was a matter of consistent training week after week and month after month
I joined Team Z in 2007 when I moved to Virginia. Training is full of highs and lows. One of Team Z’s greatest benefits is that it keeps me training through the lows till the next high rolls around. As I keep training with the team I hope to take my speed to the next level of competition.