2019 flew by and my attempts at achieving the goals I had set for myself were half-hearted at best. I quickly realized that I was feeling very lost and uncertain if the goals I had were even still correct for me. I really did spend the entire year exploring my thoughts and plans for the future. Motivation… Continue reading 2019
Realize that everything is black and white and you are clear The only grey is hopes and dreams that have disappeared You feel invisible You look in the mirror, nothing is there You stare and stare and stare ___________________________________________ Where did I go, what can be done? Perpetual rejection feels so unfair The hopes and… Continue reading The grey area
I am feeling inspired to write right now. It's fall, it's cross-country season and it is the third cross-country season that I am spending far away from home and far away from a job I loved. This year is different though. It's full of hope and possibility and more fulfilling coaching opportunities than I've had… Continue reading fall
5 years later...... I am about a week late celebrating my blog's birthday. I've been so focused and consumed with marathon training the last two months that nothing else has been a high priority. Training has been going really well, but it took a nagging pain in my hamstring/groin the last two days to force… Continue reading The Road Less Run Turns 5!
The last two races I ran were very scenic. On August 3rd I ran the Cheatin' Woodchuck Chase for the third year in a row, and I ran a HUGE course PR of 31:38! This is 5 mile down hill race on a gravel road. The following week, August 10th, I ran the Pyro Trail… Continue reading Cheatin’ Woodchuck Chase & The Pyro Trail Race
Race recaps have been scare this year. It's difficult to write about things that aren't enjoyable, which has been the case for a lot of the races I've run this year. Now that I am done with all of the races I'd planned to run, aside from Marathon 2 Marathon, I have finally been able… Continue reading The lost races of 2019
Lately I have been feeling disconnected from myself. I haven't been making time to write and as a result my brain feels like a hurricane blew through it and then someone picked up the wreckage as quickly as possible, shoved it in a shed, forced the door shut, and then ran away without looking back.… Continue reading Feeling Disconnected
Marathon training has officially begun! Today I start training for Marathon2Marathon on October 26th. I have all of the emotions. My motivation is high! I am excited. I am nervous. I am scared, but not in a bad way. I am curious about how it's going to go. I'm concerned my fitness won't come back… Continue reading Marathon training: Ready, Set, GO!
I often struggle to separate myself as an athlete from myself as a coach. I believe that I am a great coach and I know that I have the potential to be a great athlete, I am just not a great coach for myself. I've been sitting on this post for a while, debating whether… Continue reading Even coaches need coaches
"If you want something, work for it. Don't give up on your dreams. Make your own reality. Anything you desire you can have if you never give up". I've heard these cliche catch phrases the majority of my life and I believe that they are powerfully true, however there are times that no matter what… Continue reading Switching my focus