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
28
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

Oregon Coast 50k

Oregon Coast 50k – Race Recap

Pre-Race Thoughts Goal Generally speaking, the bigger the race, the less likely I am to set specific goals. I know that seems backward. It probably makes more sense to get super specific for ‘A’ races since they are the focus […]

My enemies in nature

My Enemies In Nature

I love trail running. Being out in nature, seeing the sights you can only see via your own two feet. I live in the Bay Area, and the sheer variety of what surrounds me never ceases to amaze me. Within an hours […]

2 female runners

Thoughts On The 20th Anniversary Of My First Marathon

It Was 20 Years Ago Today… I often say that I’ve been running marathons for 20 years. Last week, that was exactly, specifically and literally true. I lined up for my first marathon on October 4, 1998. I’ve written before […]

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