Coach Andy has helped hold me accountable to MYSELF and my own goals. The workouts are tough, but not so tough that I hate them and want to quit, because after I am done, I feel like a badass. He is also awesome about adjusting things when life happens — sick kid, traveling for work, whatever it is he helps me figure out the next step. When I don’t feel like running, I remember how he believes I can hit my goals and that gives me the push I need to get out the door and continue to lace up. I have big goals, but I feel like I’m in the BEST position to hit them with his help and guidance.

this photo was after my first triathlon. I felt like a REAL athlete. That’s the joy I find in this sport.