As I learned more about how to train and race effectively for Ironman races, I was inspired to share my experiences and general training advice with other people both inside and outside of the endurance sports world.
Whether I’m describing a triathlon experience to a general audience or giving training tips with fellow athletes, I’ve found writing to be a great way to share my thoughts and emotions with others about what I love to do.
In 2003, I began writing about my life as an athlete in my blog then published my story in 2006: Full Time and Sub-Nine: Fitting Iron Distance Training into Everyday Life, which is about my experiences at the Naval Academy, in the Navy, becoming an Ironman triathlete and ultimately beating cancer.
In the last few Years, I have expanded my interests beyond triathlon to other adventure sports and endurance events – for example, in 2008, I spent a week training with the Special Operations Force Academy in Virginia Beach then a week backpacking in the Swiss Alps. Both experiences taught me an enormous amount about myself – both emotionally and physically. In 2014, I began studying the To-Shin Do style of martial arts at Boulder Quest Center and have continued my studies at Newbury Park Martial Arts Center.
In the future, I am looking forward to finding new challenges that I can experience, write about and share with others.