Competitive cycling for me has served as my Rosetta Stone into all things concerned with healthy living. The sheer nature of endurance sports make us keen on the importance of everything we do and put into our body- there’s nothing quite like it.
Through cycling I have developed peripheral interests/obsessions in healthy cooking, ensuring my own proper rest/recovery, and stress management. The most crucial element for an endurance athlete is learning how to balance these aforementioned areas in conjunction with a properly tailored training regime. For me, cycling started as just a form of exercise, quickly matured into a passion and ultimately became a driving force in my life as well as a form of competition.
My personal training revolves around being fit for multi-day road races with lots of climbing (such as the Everest Challenge) and lengthy gravel adventures. I like to think of my training as a “healthy mix of work and play.” I place great importance in enjoying my time spent on the bike while training and make sure my athletes also hold true to the reasons they started riding bikes, running, or swimming in the first place.
When I am not in the saddle training and exploring the local mountains you can find me in the classroom teaching college courses, in the kitchen trying out new recipes, or on the computer writing articles for a fitness blog.