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

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Event Recap: Blogfest and IDEA World 

IDEA is an organization of fitness professionals who have an annual conference and expo attended by nearly 12,000 gym owners, personal trainers, nutritionists and other fitness pros. The past few years, they have also held Blogfest – a series of sessions […]

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Skyline To The Sea Marathon Training Recap: Week 7

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