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
34
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

Salmon Falls 50k Training Recap: Week 2

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. […]

Salmon Falls 50k Training Kickoff and Week 1 Recap

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 […]

Dealing with Pre-Race Jitters

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 […]

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