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

Virtual Races

Virtual Races: Why You Should Give One A Shot

When you think about a ‘race,’ chances are you think of a mass of humanity running together. A crowd at the start, endless porta-potty lines, and a small army of volunteers making it all happen. And until recently, if you […]

Proud Fail

A Proud Fail

My very first guest post is from my friend Beth Carter! Find her on LinkedIn. Beth is an amazing runner who is just as comfortable pacing a 3:30 marathon as she is pacing a 6-hour marathon. She intensely trained all winter (a […]

Things I Love 5 19

The Things I Love 5.19

Welcome to the things I love for May 19th! The podcasts, articles, shows, gear, and other stuff that is making me happy and making me smile. Read previous Things I Love posts. Note: Some of these links are Amazon affiliate […]

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