Ever since I remember, I've been a dreamer. I don't think it was a learned behavior, I honestly think it was something that's been in me forever. For some reason God put it on my heart from the beginning to be relentless, gritty and always dream big despite what people around me think or say...this … Continue reading It’s Okay To Be A Dreamer.
It has been just about 2 months since I first received the COROS Apex GPS watch and despite learning something new about it every week, so far I am really liking it. The first thing that drew me to the new company was that they designed a GPS watch that wasn’t big and bulky…they offer two … Continue reading COROS Apex Review
As a freshman in college, I fell hard for this myth. I remember standing on the starting line of the 2009 Pre-Nationals Cross Country Meet in Terre Haute, IN in awe of the talented women around me. I also remember about 23 minutes later when I was bringing up the sweep cart in the back … Continue reading The Myth: Overnight Success
I first did this activity during the 2017 cross country season at the University of Toledo. At preseason team camp we had each student-athlete choose one word that they wanted to focus on for the fall semester. Every Sunday morning before we ventured out on our weekly long run, two athletes would share their word … Continue reading One Word
I remember being 12 years old skiing with my dad in Colorado. The first time we took the ski lift all the way to the top, I was speechless. The view took my breath away. It was a moment and feeling I never wanted to forget (except for the altitude sickness I experienced a few … Continue reading Mountaintops
They say crossing the finish line of a marathon will change your life. I've crossed a few in the past 4 years and to be honest, I never felt "different" until November 4th. Each marathon I have run has taught me something about myself but nothing has ever compared to the TCS NYC Marathon. I … Continue reading Thank You, NYC
I had no intentions in running a big marathon in 2018. In mid-May that changed when I received a Twitter message from David Monti regarding the elite field at the 2018 TCS NYC Marathon. In my mind it was a no brainer. How could I say no to an opportunity like that. I actually joked … Continue reading TCS NYC Marathon Part 1: Getting to the starting line
The past 10 days I've been a bit banged up. Yesterday I deleted my Strava. They say half the battle in marathon training is actually making it to the starting line healthy. Well if you would have asked me 24 hours ago, I would have told you I was probably going to withdraw from the … Continue reading Comparison: The Thief of Joy
It had been 4 years and 13 days since I stepped to the starting line on an outdoor track. The track left me heartbroken and defeated in 2014. I was attempting to force times to prove to myself and others that I could excel in running post-collegiately rather than do what I loved. As soon … Continue reading Unfinished Business
No matter what level you are training at, there has probably been a point in time where you have had a few weeks of great training—you’re hitting workouts, long runs and you feel confident and invincible. Then boom, out of “nowhere” you suffer one day whether it be a bad race, workout or long run. … Continue reading So you had a rough day?