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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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

I dont wanna run

How To Take A Rest Day

Taking a rest day from running seems so easy – it’s a day off from running. And it is just that easy… and it isn’t. Runners fall into one of two camps: Those who love rest days and those who […]

9 Running Myths & What to Believe Instead

There are many things ‘they’ say about running. Things you may have heard from someone, somewhere, about running. Bits of common wisdom that might be true, might be a lie, or might be once-upon-a-time truths that have been debunked. Then […]

Non-Race Running Goals

10-Minute Run Add-Ons To Improve Your Running

One of the most common excuses for not getting a run in or not accomplishing a goal is ‘I don’t have the time,’ but not all running improvements are the result of long-term goals and a months-long commitment. Tiny actions, […]

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