Welcome!

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.

Facts

9999+
Miles Run
26
Marathons Completed
2
Midrun Face Plants

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

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Skyline To The Sea Marathon Training Recap: Week 3

Another week down! This week was largely in the midst of a Northern California heat wave. Never my favorite circumstances to run in, but since last year’s Skyline Marathon was run mid-heat wave, I know I have to keep on […]

Fitness Goal Exceptions

Building In An (Occasional) Out

Many people (myself included), when setting up fitness resolutions, to-do lists, and action plans to achieve their fitness goals, think and plan in terms of absolutes: Thou shalt walk 10,000 steps every day, thou shalt go to the gym 3 times […]

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Common Mistakes Runners Make With Their Skin

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.  When I head out for a run, my legs get the glory […]

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