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.

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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

Running By Time Or Running By Distance: Which Is Better?

For the first 15 or so years I ran, I laid out all of my training plans in miles: 3 miles today and 6 miles on Saturday. But in the last 5 or so years, especially as I’ve been doing more trail […]

Skyline to the Sea 50k: Race Recap

I’ve done the Skyline to the Sea marathon several times and I love it. I’m in awe of the stunning Northern California scenery as the route winds through the Santa Cruz Mountains, through the redwoods, to (not surprisingly) the Pacific. […]

How Long Should My Longest Long Run Be?

The most common question I get from beginning marathoners is some version of: ‘How long should my longest long run be?’ The answer? Well, I’ll just put on my lawyer hat and give the answer we lawyers are trained to […]

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