Big Girls Don’t Cry…usually

My first reaction was tears, and that is saying a lot. I am not one to cry, nor am I one to admit to crying, but there’s a funny reason why I’m sharing this with you. I unfolded the paper towel that I wiped my tears with, placed it down on my desk and laughed […]

The Waiting Game

But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength;  They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31  Time and time again, Isaiah 40:31 comes back to me through new eyes and a different meaning. I used to love […]

Busy never ends!

Busy never ends you see. Once again its getting late and I feel like hitting the hay as they say, but first I’d like to finish what I started and share with you the rest of my thoughts… As I said before, going into my workout yesterday I wasn’t quite my usual motivated, optimistic and […]

Busy as a Beaver in Beaverton

The past week-and-a-half of my life has been the busiest ever. To all of you out there who work full time and train hard everyday, massive kudos to you! For me, the adjustment to working and training has been a bit more difficult than I first anticipated. It already seems like a year has gone […]

Run Courageous!

I find myself on a plane again. I haven’t slept since my race and here I am going into my ninth hour of sitting on one of four different planes in the last 12 hours. Let’s just say its been a crazy last 24 hours, but that’s okay, I knew it would be. A better […]

Right where I’m supposed to be

Here it is, the weekend I’ve long been waiting and training for, NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Tonight I’ll be in the 1500m heats, racing for a top 5 finish and a spot in the finals on Saturday. When I think about this day a year ago, its pretty amazing to see how far […]


Trust in the Lord with all your heart    and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him,    and he will make your paths straight.                                         -Proverbs 3:5-6I was thinking of this verse today and thought I’d share my […]

Chasing the Sun

This weekend I’m headed to California for the Payton Jordan meet at Stanford. Today had been a rare day where people in the airport actually recognized that we are the track team, and not volleyball, basketball, or something else. Even so, I’ve had to explain to every person I talked to why our team would […]

Wanna see why I run?

        As mentioned in my first blog entry, I’m often faced with the question,“Why do you run?” I’ve realized the answer to that question has changed over time, but never really gets any easier to answer. A simple answer however, was always that I just genuinely enjoy running. But that sentence alone, can’t […]

He is Risen!

Easter Sunday is one of the most holy and special days of the year. For Christians, this is the day we get to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from death. It is a day to recognize that our  Lord and Savior conquered sin and death, and opened the gates of heaven for eternity. How […]