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Shoot Your Shot

Shoot Your Shot

Like a lot of good things, sometimes you don’t know what you have until it’s gone. Sometimes it takes not being able to do something to realize just how much you appreciated doing that thing.    I began college in the fall of 2013 and 

Brain Sprains: Mental Health Heading into 2021

Brain Sprains: Mental Health Heading into 2021

I think by now we can all agree that 2020 has been a year of unprecedented challenges and hardships. As the year draws to a close, it is important to take a moment to reflect on, and acknowledge, the psychological and emotional stress and trauma 

Wolves of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Wolves of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

The Management of the Wolves (Canis lupus) of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem By: Grayson Murphy The gray wolf (Canis lupus), a native to the greater Yellowstone ecosystem (GYE), has had a complicated history in the last several centuries since coming into contact with human development 

Suffering is Optional

Suffering is Optional

Image by Kody Kohlman   As the popular Buddhist saying goes “suffering is optional”.    In a year full of uncertainty and unprecedented challenges, I keep coming back to this saying to help me stay grounded. I am sure I am not alone when I 

Consistency is not *always* key

Consistency is not *always* key

I always thought that if someone were to describe my career in one word, I would want it to be “consistent”. I looked at “being consistent” as one of the biggest compliments I could ever receive. If people were to say “well at least she 

A Road Runner’s Trail Tales: Chapter 3

A Road Runner’s Trail Tales: Chapter 3

But what does a *trail* runner look like? Not a rhetorical question I promise, I will answer it by the end! (Just need to get out a little rant first).  “You look like a marathoner.” “You look like you probably run long distances.” “How much 

A Road Runner’s Trail Tales: Chapter 2

A Road Runner’s Trail Tales: Chapter 2

You must learn to walk before you run Walking during a run? That’s absurd. Walking during a RACE? LUDICROUS. That shouldn’t ever be a sentence. Prior to my first trail race, this was my school of thought. No hill was too steep to run you 

A Road Runner’s Trail Tales: Chapter 1

A Road Runner’s Trail Tales: Chapter 1

Chapter 1- Sending it Running can be done on many different surfaces, in all sorts of distances, and in a multitude of capacities. There are running races like the Spartan series that involve obstacles like spear throwing and carrying buckets of cement. There are triathlons that 

Captain of my soul, master of my fate, & puzzle pieces

Captain of my soul, master of my fate, & puzzle pieces

Northern Arizona (NAZ) Elite is known as one of the best distance running groups in the nation. With multiple US Championship titles on both the men’s and women’s sides across several distances and disciplines as well as elite PR’s in events from the 1500 up 

Why the weight room is my friend

Why the weight room is my friend

As a distance runner, do you lift weights at all?  A question I get asked wayyyyy too often! Growing up almost exclusively as a soccer player, the weight room was always an important and integral aspect of my training from a young age. After beginning