HRC Couch to 5K – Your 2023 Coach

Growing up I never was a part of a running team until my college years when I ultimately fell in love with the sport and other endurance events. In high school, I played soccer, and before that, I was certainly on the chubbier side 😊. Like most runners, I started very slow, very short distances, and really just kept it social. Then I signed up for my first 5k, and the rest is history. I was hooked on the fact that 1. I finished. 2. I surprised myself with how competitive I felt compared to others and those in my age group.

Since then, I’ve completed 8 Marathons (Smuttynose, IMLP, Boston ’16, ’19, ’20, Providence ’19, Chicago ’21, NYC ’22), one Ironman Triathlon (Lake Placid ’14), and too many other races to name.

I live in town with my wife, Kaila, who I met training for the Boston Marathon while running for the American Liver Foundation, and our golden retriever Mia. I work in town and do my best to give back to our incredible community.

I have been a member of HRC for three years (’16, ’21, ’22).