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

Wearing a Fitbit during marathon training

Wearing A Fitbit During Marathon Training

I train for and run several marathons a year. I’m currently training for an ultramarathon. I usually run 5 days a week and during peak training weeks I’m running 50 miles a week. I also wear a Fitbit step tracker […]

oregon Coast 50k

Oregon Coast 50k Training Recap: Week 4

This week, I broke out of my mid-week running routine, trading my usual run-from-home routes for something a little more interesting. And Sunday, I was reminded of the importance of checking not only the course map, but the elevation chart of […]

Puffin Picks 06 15

Puffin Picks 6.15

As my ultra training is slowly kicking into gear, my runs are getting longer. I’m more often running longer trail runs, which can mean a bit of a drive. While I love going out and getting dusty and sweaty on […]

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