Location: Newtonville

Occupation: 6th grade Humanities teacher and Middle School advisor at Jewish Community Day School in Watertown.

Member Since: 2016

Age Group: 45-49

Why I love Triathlons: I love triathlons because they allow me to train hard without getting injured. I enjoy long distance races, especially since I tend to be slow. In addition, when I focus so much on running, I tend to get injured more frequently. I love that all three sports allow me to train and race outside. Although I enjoy weight training, it does not allow me to enjoy the beautiful nature that this area has to offer.

Favorite Discipline: I enjoy running the most. I feel most confident when I’m doing it and feel like I have the most control over my body and experience. I’m new to biking and still feel nervous about speed and hills.

Favorite Races: Olympic Cranberry Trifest, Dover/Sherborn Sprint Tri

Accomplishments: The Boston Marathon 2016

Goals: To do my first half Ironman (Timberman) in August and to run my next marathon in 4:45.