Over the past 15 years – from studying physical education at West Virginia University to 10 years as a personal trainer in New York to achieving my certification as a USA Triathlon coach – I have dedicated countless hours studying how the body adapts to training and how to manage the obstacles and hurdles that stand in the way.
However, no matter how much I broke down the technical aspects of training I realized that there was something that held even my own training back – reality. Like many of you, my newfound passion for triathlons also happened to coincide with my marriage to my lovely wife, a change in profession, and early in 2008 the birth of our first daughter which was followed by our second daughter in 2010. While I knew how to train to become faster, stronger and more competitive, finding the time to work it into my new life, my new reality, proved the ultimate challenge.
I was faced with a dilemma that many of you may be facing right now. We reach a point where we find it hard to imagine that we can do it all – manage our passion for training and competing with the responsibility to provide for our families and our desire to excel in our chosen professions.
I started The Everyday Triathlete, because I wanted to help others see that there is a way that they too can do it –be a competitive triathlete, loving spouse, caring parent and productive employee. I understand each athlete is different and needs to be treated that way – your goals, ability, family and work obligations, how much time you need to properly recover – is unique to your situation. Working together, I believe that we can get you on your way to creating a reality where you can have it all.