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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The Newsletter

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

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

puffin pick blogfest

Puffin Picks: Fitness Conference Edition 2018

Last month, I attended Fitness BlogFest and IDEA World, a fitness and fitness blogging conference in San Diego. BlogFest and IDEA World is four days of networking, working out, and hanging out with like-minded fitness folk. And then there is […]

Terrible marathon whys

5 Terrible Reasons To Want To Run A Marathon

I often talk about ‘knowing your why’ before you begin training for a marathon. Having a ‘why’ is super important for any undertaking in life, but it is especially true for marathon training, mostly because of the sheer volume of time […]

Oregon Coast 50k week7

Oregon Coast 50k Training Recap: Week 7

It is both a step-back week and a recovery week for me, as I face the post-event let down/hangover after my exhausting (but amazing) time at BlogFest. While I didn’t run much last week, almost 50 miles of walking and (at least) […]

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