Team member #1, Team member #2, Team member #3
I first started racing triathlon at the end of my senior year at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2015. I continued to compete in my first year of grad school with the UNC club triathlon team until I unfortunately got hit by a car on training ride in July 2016, only 1 week after returning from my honeymoon. I was left with 3 broken vertebrae and a broken tibia, but luckily a wonderful husband to take care of me! I tried to get back to racing, but a year later, the doctors discovered I also had some tears in my ACL and meniscus remaining from the accident. Cue surgery in 2017. Since then, my love for the sport and desire to have the healthiest body that I can has motivated me to continue to do what I can in training, but also remember that the most important part of triathlon is to enjoy it!