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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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 50 training week 13

Oregon Coast 50k Training Recap: Week 13

My admittedly slightly insane racing month of August continues. Up this week: Golden State 35k. This month has been a good example of why you should review your calendar in its entirety before registering for races. None of my races […]

Race post Race post mortemmortem

Why You Need To Do A Race Postmortem

If I’m training for a big race, I pretty much always have (and follow) a training plan (I am a type-A planner after all). I also usually have (and follow) some type of race plan. Historically (read: before I started this […]

Bear Creek Trail Half Marathon: Race Recap

This is my 4th time doing the Bear Creek Half Marathon in Briones Regional Park. It is one of my favorite trail races and during the run, I was trying to figure out why it’s one of my favorites. It isn’t the […]

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