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

Recent Blog Posts

tips for new trail runners

6 Tips For New Trail Runners 

I love trail running – there are so many beautiful sights that you can only discover on your own two feet. But hitting the trail for the first time may be a bit of a surprise for runners who have […]

Long Run As Dress Rehearsal

Treating Each Long Run As A Dress Rehearsal For Race Day

I love marathon training long runs. Sure, they take forever, and they leave me pretty ineffective for the rest of the day, but still, I love them. I view each long run as a dress rehearsal for race day. Each Saturday […]

What To Know About Marathon Training Before You Start

7 Things You Should Know About Marathon Training Before You Start 

When you start to get serious about training for a marathon, it may seem like a really big commitment (it should seem like a really big commitment). But if you are dedicated to finishing, and you put in the effort, I have no […]

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