I am a runner, marathoner and RRCA certified running coach. I work with newer runners and first-time marathoners.

I write about running, training, overcoming self-doubt, and pushing through the times you want to quit.

I believe that everyone needs to define success for themselves and should always strive to be your best even when you aren’t the best.


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My Blog Manifesto

With this blog and with my posts, I hope that I will encourage and support others to:

• Define what success means for you and to go out and strive towards that success
• Be your best, even when (especially when) you will never be the best
• Focus on improving your life and body, which may or may not involve how fast you are or how long you can (or want to) run
• Figure out what motivates you
• Ignore the goals or priorities that others say are important if they don’t inspire you
• Have balance in life and in running
• Look beyond finish time, age ranking, or the completion of a specific distance as the only indicators of worth
• Celebrate every victory, however large or small
• Have fun and enjoy running

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Recent Blog Posts

Hard Won Lessons

Hard Won Lessons

Hard Won Lessons It Only Took 20 Years To Learn I’ve been running for a long time – nearly 20 years. One major upside to running for that long is I’ve had plenty of time to pick up on a […]

Bear Creek Trail Half Medal

Race Recap: Bear Creek Trail Half Marathon

This is my first-ever second annual recap (read last year’s Bear Creek recap). I feel like it’s some sort of blogging milestone! Bear Creek Trail Half Marathon This is the fourth time I’ve run Bear Creek. It is a hilly, […]

Bear Creek Trail Half

Skyline To The Sea Marathon Training Recap: Week 10

This week in Skyline To The Sea Training it was another race week! Now up: the Bear Creek Trail Half Marathon. I knew my winning streak wouldn’t continue after last week’s age-group glory at Empower, and boy was I right. […]

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