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The power of the newbie (mindset)

The power of the newbie (mindset)

THE NEWBIE: comes late to practice on the first day, gets lost on trail runs, has no clue how to run a certain pace, no idea what racing is, running more than 1 mile a day is a HUGE accomplishment (me circa spring 2014), doesn’t 

Progress Report

Progress Report

Out of curiosity (and being the number junky engineer that I am) I decided to create some graphs of my running times over the years. I have created graphs for several distances in the sport including both track events and cross country. While my times 

The Transition from One Level to The Next

The Transition from One Level to The Next

Transition periods are weird and uncomfortable. Logistical nightmares. An anxious person’s own personal hell (@me). But at the same time, they can be exciting and are perfect opportunities for rapid growth and learning. Often, they are catalysts for some of the best experiences and memories we 

A farewell to collegiate running

A farewell to collegiate running

And just like that my collegiate running career has come to an end! June 9, 2018 will forever go down in history as not only the date of the last ever steeplechase to be run at the Historic Hayward Field but also the last NCAA 

Indoors 2018: Where the lion gets a heart

Indoors 2018: Where the lion gets a heart

It has been a while since I last wrote because the last few months have gone all but smoothly for me. With wisdom teeth surgery, then a case of shingles (WHAT 22 yr old gets shingles?!), all on top of the added stress and anxiety 

Body image, running, & me

Body image, running, & me

A long distance runner: long, lithesome, gazelle-like, the pinnacle of physical aesthetic fitness… Right? WRONG. So very wrong. Body image issues in the running community, especially those surrounding young women like myself, are something I feel very strongly about. While I am sure this will 

When you fall down, you get back up…

When you fall down, you get back up…

How you handle yourself in the face of adversity really defines you an individual, and this is true both on and off the course/track. So this small snippet of advice: when you fall down, get back up really has some truth to it. I have run 

You know you’re a runner when…

You know you’re a runner when…

Here is an ode to running not being the prettiest of sports… a sampling of the most disgusting/unbelievable/hilarious things I have found myself and other runners seeing, doing, or thinking; binding us together in the most fantastic of ways. You know you’re a runner when… 

And so the 2018 Adventure Begins….

And so the 2018 Adventure Begins….

Happy New Year! The year 2018 has officially begun, our yearly mileage is officially reset to 0, and we have 365 days of new opportunities that lie in front of us. I do not wish to be the cynic here to remind you that, in fact, 

Head Games Part 1: Motivation

Head Games Part 1: Motivation

  As I have learned over the past few thousand miles, running is more of a mental than physical battle. In fact, I have even logged enough miles and hours of contemplation on this subject that I have come up with a percentage. It seems to