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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Things I Love 4 21

Things I Love 4.21

The things I love for April 21. The podcasts, articles, shows, gear, and other stuff that is making me happy and making me smile. The podcasts, articles, shows, gear, and other stuff that is making me happy and making me smile. […]

Running and Writing

Running and Writing: A Perfect Pair Of Hobbies

I’m spending the majority of my time lately doing one of two things: running and writing. Okay, maybe it’s actually four things, running, writing, thinking about running and thinking about writing. I’m just finishing my spring marathon and starting the […]

Pace Band

Anatomy Of A Pace Band

Note: Post contains affiliate links. Items purchased via these links may provide me the funds to afford energy gel. Thanks for subsidizing my GU habit. Read my full affiliate policy.   Many races offer pace bands for runners to use […]

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Sent every two weeks, the Huffing and Puffin newsletter is filled with interesting links and stories.

My Mission and Manifesto

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One Year Anniversary

Reflections and Lessons Learned On The One Year Anniversary Of My Website

The only time you should look back is to see how far you’ve come. -author unknown Today is the one year anniversary of my purchasing my first web domain. I had no idea what I was doing or what I was going […]

Signs a marathon is not for you

Can I Run A Marathon? 7 Signs The Marathon May Not Be For You

I love running marathons and I encourage other runners who want to try a marathon to push themselves and go for it. It is common for runners at some point in their running careers to ask themselves “Can I run […]

Running is my sweetheart

Why Running is My Sweetheart

Tis the season to think about hearts, flowers, and all things romance. To consider the people you love and the people who hopefully love you back. There is no shortage of articles about what makes a good sweetheart or a […]

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