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.
Looking For A Online Running Coach?
I offer online run coaching, encouragement, and accountability for emerging and re-emerging athletes.
Check out my Puffin Coaching website for more information.
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
I’m in the midst of training for an ultramarathon and should be just past my peak running week. Instead, my mileage two weeks ago was exactly zero. Why? I had an odd niggle in my right hamstring. Not enough to […]
It’s a two-fer this week. I decided to take my own advice (for once) in week 14 and rest since my leg was still feeling funny after the long run from hell a few weeks ago. I took more time […]
I often write about spending some time after a race considering your performance or asking yourself some questions (especially if it was a bad race). Personally, much of my recap energy goes into race recaps for this blog, which are […]