Meet Jennifer

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Triathlon Coach

I am a USAT certified triathlon coach, age group triathlete, and mom.  

 

Before turning to endurance sports and activities full time, I spent 10 years working in global education, a topic I am still involved with. Five years ago I stepped down as CEO of New Global Citizens to raise my daughter. As much as I loved being a stay-at-home mom, the career shift was challenging. While I was raising my daughter, I lost who I was and my passion.

 

Four years ago, at the age of 33, I discovered triathlons and instantly fell in love. I fell in love with all of it - the training, the racing, the pain that comes with it. Growing up, I always wanted to be a competitive athlete. I was never very good at “traditional” athletics, but I knew there was untapped athletic potential inside of me. During my first triathlon, I finally found the athlete buried inside all these years.  Not only did I thrive in the training, I was immediately competitive. I finally felt like who I knew I was - a triathlete! 

Triathlon gave me a place I could set and achieve MY goals. It is a time where I can push myself and see what I can do when shit gets real. Through triathlon, I found myself again - my voice, drive, and desire to push my limits. All the pieces lost in motherhood came out in the sport. 

Over the last four years, I’ve trained and competed in multiple sprint, olympic, 70.3 and full distance triathlons. I made 2018 and 2019 USAT All American, placed in the top 10 age group seven times and qualified for the 2020/2021 Ironman 70.3 World Championships. As much as I love the competitive aspects of endurance sports, it goes beyond that for me. I love pushing my fitness and myself to new levels. The mental challenge is as fulfilling as the physical ones. I love running up and down the Grand Canyon, climbing up mountains on my bike as many times as I can, and swimming across lakes!  Triathlon is not just about a race. It is about the journey to build mental fitness, confidence, resilience, patience, and the ability to push myself in all aspects of life.

 

Participating in endurance sports has changed me as a person, as a woman, and as a mother. I want to take my experiences and passion for this lifestyle and help other women and new triathletes discover the athlete they know lives inside.

Coaching Philosophy 

I believe endurance sports is not just about racing and events. It is about the journey to push yourself to new physical and mental limits. I work with my athletes to set clear goals and integrate training into their lives. My goal as a coach is to help you take on new challenges, find your potential, and push you beyond what you thought was possible.

It is not just about the finish line, it is about the journey to find endurance in life and all you are passionate about. I will be there for you every step of the way. 

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