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

It’s OK To Not Run

Since All This started, I’ve been writing a lot about how to stay motivated. How to set new goals and keep moving forward. Today, I’ll go full contrarian (and possibly commit runner sacrilege) and acknowledge that it’s OK if you […]

Running Form Ruiners

In the Before times, I regularly ran with my running club as a coach and pacer for its marathon training long runs. A few runners would usually take lots of photos and videos of the group, which are then shared […]

Non-Race Running Goals

Non-Race Running Goals

This summer, usually race-based runners (like myself) have been freed from the tyranny of training plans and goal races. I say that a bit tongue in cheek; I love training plans and goal races have provided structure for my running […]

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