I founded Breakaway Training in 2003 out of a desire to explore and share my understanding of health, fitness, and nutrition. I enjoy helping athletes commit to a goal and then train towards that goal. I feel pretty darn lucky that over the years I’ve been able help nurture, inspire, and coach so many wonderful athletes and see them fulfill their athletic goals.
Over the years my interests have broadened. It’s not just about the workout, it’s also about resting and nourishing our bodies. It’s a lifestyle that is in pursuit of good health and wellness. I strive to learn more about what wellness is and what it means to others. To me it means: playing well, eating well and resting well.
I’ve been participating and competing in sports for the better part of my life. I started running and swimming competitively at the age of 9 while growing up in Stoke-on-Trent in England. Over the years my athletic interests have evolved. At some point in my life I’ve been involved in competitive cross-country running, track and field, adventure racing, modern pentathon, triathon, bike racing, cyclo-cross and more recently nordic skiing and mountain biking.
As a long time vegetarian I’ve read a lot of articles and books in an attempt to explore what is considered optimal nutrition. Vegetarianism isn’t something I necessarily promote, but it has led me to delve deeper into understanding nutrients and how they interact with our bodies. In the kitchen, I thoroughly enjoy exploring, experimenting and creating.
I’ve been a student, career professional, elite athlete, business owner, a wife, and a mom. I strive to find a healthy balance between training, racing, playing, working, family, and resting. This balance changes over time and takes planning, thinking ahead, communicating, prioritizing, and compromising to maintain. Exercise gives me a release and freedom that helps keep me grounded in all areas of my life. Exercise makes me a better mom, wife and friend.