Get to Know Coach Joe

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What sports did you play growing up?

I tried pretty much everything when I was younger and I still try to play as much as I can today. When I got to high school my main focus was baseball, but that didn't stop me from playing or attempting to play other sports. For example my senior year I played soccer in the fall and tried out for the hockey team in the winter. However, I'm not the greatest skater and I don't know how to go backward so I didn't even make the JV team. After high school, I played baseball for a couple of seasons at Rhodes College.

Favorite Team?

I'm a DC fanboy all the way. I wasn't even born the last time a major DC sports team won a championship, but hopefully, the Nats can make a run at it this year. 

Favorite post-workout food?

With my nutrition, I try to focus on eating a balanced diet of real whole foods. Recently I have been obsessed with finding the best tacos in the area. If you have a favorite spot let me know so I can check it out. 

Current training goal?

I try to keep my training fun while staying strong and injury free. In September I ran in the DC Spartan Sprint. Those races are so much fun, but I've only ever run the shortest version, so my next goal is to complete the Spartan Super.

Joe Barlia