Hi!

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.

Facts

9999+
Miles Run
30
Marathons Completed
2
Midrun Face Plants

Looking For A Online Running Coach?

I offer online run coaching, encouragement, and accountability for emerging and re-emerging athletes.

Puffin Coaching

Check out my Puffin Coaching website for more information.

I’m on Etsy

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Visit my Etsy shop for printable journals and training bracelets. For runners, by runners.

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

Risks of trail running

Preparing For The Risks Of Trail Running

I recently came across an article in Runners World about the Mt. Marathon race in Alaska. The Mt. Marathon race sounds insane. It’s run every year on July 4 and while the race is short (under 4 miles), it runs […]

Running pace

Three Ways To Determine Your Running Pace

I often run races as a race pacer, where my role is to run at a particular pace so that I can cross the finish line at a particular time. If you want to finish your half marathon in 2:20 […]

Running Phrases

Why Are So Many Running Phrases Negative?

I felt like I was channeling my inner Andy Rooney with this admittedly rather curmudgeonly post, but sometimes I just can’t get an idea out of my head… I was recently looking up phrases with the word ‘run’ or ‘running’ […]

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