Colorado Calling

It was over ten years ago when my family and I took our first trip out West. Three days into the drive I remember looking out the window and seeing something strange in the distance. An enormous black cloud seemed to be rising out of the plains. The closer we drove the taller this ominous […]

Distractions

I’ve been meaning to write a blog for awhile now, but quite honestly I’ve been a bit distracted. I am the worst when it comes to distractions, whether its Twitter, Facebook, clicking on junk email or just zoning out like Walter Mitty. Distractions can sometimes be a good thing for a runner, especially when you […]

To Fly or to Float

Summer is finally here, and after a brutal winter all I want to do is be outside soaking up the sun. I love summer, such a wonderful time for relaxing, refreshing and reflecting. Growing up, one of my favorite summer pastimes was floating around on an inner tube in the pool in our backyard. Those […]

Always Hay in the Barn

“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”-Hebrews 11:1 Flipping through my notebook I came across this, and it seemed I couldn’t have found a better verse to sum up my thoughts after the Drake Relays, or really my thoughts about racing in general. When it comes to running, […]

Does Everything Really Happen for a Reason?

I’ve always believed that everything happens for a reason. After all, there have been many events in my life that I couldn’t make sense of at the time, but looking back now I can find reasoning. A few weeks ago I had a little incident with a basketball, a trip to the ER and a […]

The Altitude Attitude

Two weeks ago I travelled to Albuquerque, New Mexico for the USA Indoor Track Championships. I was thrilled to compete since a month or two ago this meet was not even on my schedule. Indoor track, after all, is usually just a tune-up for the outdoor season. Not only that, but Albuquerque’s altitude is a […]

Confidence is Key

Benjamin Franklin once said, “You can do anything you set your mind to.” Napoleon Bonaparte said the word “impossible” wasn’t in his dictionary. Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” Inspiring words, aren’t they? But how many people really think they can do anything? I’m going to take […]

Is Slow the New Fast?

Which is better, being fast or slow? The answer is obvious, right? Even the little kids on the AT&T commercials will tell you, “FAST!” Why?…  …they have a point, being fast has many benefits, especially when it comes to running races. As a professional runner, I train hard every day to get faster but even when I’m […]

Sunny San Antonio

This past month I haven’t spend more than a week in one city or state until now. After a busy, but blessed Christmas break, I’ve finally enjoyed a week of relaxation and warm weather in San Antonio, Texas where I am spending a month to train with several of my teammates. At first our trip […]

NYE in NYC

There’s nothing quite like the beginning of a new year; feelings of excitement, rejuvenation, and anticipation. This year, when the clock struck midnight I was full of these emotions as I blasted off the starting line of the NYRR Midnight Run in NYC. As I stared ahead at a starry sky filled with a magnificent […]

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