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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 […]

Lesson 1: Patience is a Virtue

They say patience is a virtue, and I’ve found this to be true in many aspects of life, particularly my training. It’s that time of year when the best of the best track athletes are all finally getting a break, or just coming off of theirs and into the base phase of training. Surprisingly, this low-key […]

Hello HOKA!

Today I’m excited to announce I’ve signed with shoe company, HOKA One-One. For the last 9 months I’ve been training in these bad boys and I couldn’t be happier to start working with such an awesome, supportive company! Check them out at hokaoneone.com! #Timetofly!    

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 […]