Getting Over the Hurdles

It seems like lately I’ve had to overcome trial after trial and just can’t seem to catch a break. It started with a pain in the butt (literally in my upper hamstring) that wouldn’t go away with any treatment. Then I finally realized another group of muscles was causing the pain and I’d been treating the wrong injury […]

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We Are Pikes Peak Elite!

Since the beginning of my running career I’ve been blessed to be a part of several amazing teams. From middle school, to high school, college and beyond, I can’t begin to express how grateful I am for the teammates and coaches who’ve gotten me this far. Along that note, I’m excited to announce my latest team, the new Pikes Peak Elite Track Club!

We’re a group of elite runners training in Colorado Springs, all coached by 1996 Olympian and former Air Force Academy coach, Juli Benson. Although we race many different distances from 800m-Marathon, we all come together and work our butts off towards ONE goal; the 2016 Olympics!!

I hope you’ll follow our journey and support our dreams! You can find us on Twitter & Instagram: @pikespeakelite or check out our Facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/pikespeakelitetc

‘What Color is the Dress?’ -A Lesson on Faith

“What Color is this Dress?” is the question the whole Internet has been going crazy over. Some people, including myself, see a white and gold striped dress, yet others swear they only see blue and black. At first I thought the #blueandblack crowd was crazy, and I jumped on the #whiteandgold bandwagon refusing to budge. That is, until the designer of the actual […]

Beating the Injury Blues

I recently had to take a bit of time off running, hence the reason I won’t be racing until outdoors, and as anyone who’s ever been injured can tell you, taking a break is no easy thing for most runners. Asking a runner to take a break can be like asking them to give up their soul, […]

Why Give the Glory?

When I redesigned my blog I gave it a fresh new title, “Giving the Glory” A lot of people may not know the story behind this title, a story of heartbreak, redemption, and a newfound joy in life; a story I hope you find worth reading. The story behind this title begins with three simple words. … These three […]

#RunTip: Revolutionize your Resolution

It’s a New Year, 2015, the year that YOU are going to do it, and do it BIG! You’re never gonna miss a day of running, stretching, eating your veggies or getting 8-10 hours of sleep…You’re going to run your first 5k, qualify for the State Meet, break 3- hours in the Marathon, become All-American […]

Lesson 2: Nobody Said It Would Be Easy

There’s no greater feeling than running a hard workout or race but feeling as if you’re flying; your feet hardly doing any work at all. This week in my training, I found myself back on the track for my quickest workout so far this fall, and it was wonderful having that kind of feeling back in my legs. […]

Thirty Day of Thanks

“Gratitude is the realization that we have everything we need, at least in this moment.”-M. J. Ryan This November, I’ve decided to participate in the “Thirty Days of Thanks” challenge. Since November is the month of Thanksgiving, the challenge is to meditate on something you are thankful for each of the thirty days of the […]

#RunTip: Should Serious Runners Eat Candy?

It’s Halloween and you know what that means, costumes, carving pumpkins and of course C-A-N-D-Y!  As an elite runner, I’ve gotten many questions and comments on the subject of the sweet-tooth. “You eat candy?” someone asked me recently, alluding the fact a “serious runner” wouldn’t do such a thing. I stared back at them as […]

HOKA Athlete Retreat

This weekend I travelled just up the road to Boulder, Colorado for the first Hoka One One Elite Athlete Summit. For three days I had the pleasure of getting to know some of the greatest ultra marathoners, trail runners, milers, triathletes, brand ambassadors and entrepreneurs who all had one thing in common: a great love […]