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
It usually takes me a few weeks to get back into the rhythm of training; this time around it will apparently be no different. Pretty much everything still got done, just not in the way, or on the day, intended. […]
After my main marathon or ultra of the year, I usually wait a few months before jumping back into training. I’ll volunteer at a bunch of races, run here or there, but I’ll enjoy the down time and not focus […]
In the days before a race, some pre-race jitters and nerves are normal. Whether it’s your first race or your 50th, whether it’s your ‘A’ race of the year or a small neighborhood 5k, a few butterflies or a spinning […]