Training

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 […]

Getting real- How journaling is helping me with my anxiety disorder

Getting real- How journaling is helping me with my anxiety disorder

Finally, 4 days into 2019, I feel like I have had enough time to digest all that 2018 was. For me 2018 was full of both positives and challenges. I refrain from calling the adversities that I experienced in 2018 ‘negatives’ as I feel that […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]