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

Future Running Self

6 Ways To Be Nicer To Your Future Running Self Now 

There are two basic categories of running injuries: The sudden – resulting from one terrible move or tumble The gradual – injuries that build up over time as a result of overuse and repetition. Based on what I’ve seen, the […]

All marathon finishers are equal

All Marathon Finishers (regardless of time) Are Equally Worthy Of Applause

I recently came across an article about how ‘slow runners’ are ruining marathons. The author ranted about hordes of selfie-taking, tutu-wearing, back-of-the-pack-runners who are ruining the purity of the marathon. I’m paraphrasing, but you get the idea. I didn’t look […]

Benefits Of Working With A Running Coach

Benefits Of Working With A Running Coach

Not that many years ago, I didn’t give all that much thought to run coaching. When I did think about it, it was only as a thing for elites and professionals, runners who are striving to win their age group […]

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