I got hooked on triathlons and cycling at a young age when I was a sophomore in High School. It was an incredible feeling to compete, proving to myself that the only one stopping me was myself and anything was possible.
Pushing through the pain of a workout, climbing the highest hills around me and continuously challenging myself to get on the podium and ultimately the top step of the races I participated in just kept fueling the fire.
At the age of 22, after being separated from the Navy for severe back pain which was preventing me from any sort of exercise, & several doctors telling me I could never run or bike again, I found the value & importance of coaching.
I found a knowledgeable and respectable endurance coach, who inspired me to become a coach and who still mentors me to this day, and returned to training & racing despite what doctors had told me. I coached as TZcoaching between 2007 and 2016 and founded Endorphin Hub LLC in November, 2016.