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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 […]

Running in a Winter Wonderland

I woke up to another cold, dark morning and as my alarm clock sounded to the calming tune of Fur Elise, I strongly contemplated hitting snooze. It’s my Birthday! I remembered; all the more reason to sleep in! But seeing as how I had work in a few hours there was no option. I headed […]

A Season of Change

Fall is here, and change is in the air! Leaves are spiraling down from trees, the temperature is quickly dropping, and the Christmas lights are out! It feels like just yesterday it was summer, especially because a month and a half ago I was in Florida, and it was! Yet here I am, snuggled up in […]

#iLackNothing

You know that feeling that you get when it’s the first race of the season? Your heart is racing, palms sweaty, and stomach churning. Some might say that is true before every race, but the first race these symptoms are always magnified. Why is that? For many, I believe it all boils down to a […]

The Decision

Ever since I took up competitive running I’ve planned to one day run professionally. Unlike some runners who leave college with last minute thoughts, “Hmm maybe I should continue competing?” I’ve alwaysconsidered in a no-brainer, so long as I stayed healthy.  When I say I planned to continue competing, I don’t just mean I hoped […]

In Transition

A few of my favorite pics I took in Tallahassee, FL This month marked the beginning of my transition into post-collegiate life. But instead of moving forward like I’d planned, I feel like someone’s tapped the “Pause” button.It started as I left behind the warm, tropical paradise of which I’d come to know as home […]

Aboard the Cross Train?

Hoorayyyy! As “Back to School” commercials rule the television and the “pumpkin collection” returns to Bath and Body Works there’s no denying it: Summer is ending! Sad as it might be for those enjoying the endless buffet on a cruise ship or having the luxury of sleeping in past noon, for me that was never […]

What up Oiselle!

Ever since I first started running I had big goals in mind. One of those was to one day compete as a professional runner. My first run was in middle school and was nothing more than a loop around the block with my friends. I remember them wearing jeans, tennis shoes and probably thick cotton […]

After the Break

I’ve just recently started running again after a solid post-track season break. As my fiancé and I were jogging together today we started talking about how even though we hate taking time off from running it really is an important part of training in itself. Somehow the conversation turned into a sort of debate on […]

Roller Coaster Ride

The best way to describe the last few days at the USA Championships, as well as the entire season, would be as a roller coaster of emotions. When I say roller coaster, I mean the real deal, Millennium Force kind of roller coaster, (which if you haven’t ridden you have NOT experienced life, and need […]

It went by Fast

photo credit: Michael Scott  It’s hard to believe it, but four days ago I stepped off the track at Hayward Field after running just short of four laps, thus ending my fourth and final year running for the Florida State Seminoles. Although I’ll always consider myself a ‘Nole, I still can’t fathom the fact that […]

One more TIME

In running, and in everyday life, I sometimes have to remind myself that good things come to those who wait. Wait for what you ask? Well, all sorts of things really. To master any skill takes practice, to excel in running takes weeks, months and years of hard training, and to obtain a degree means […]

Streak of Faith

In sports there’s always been this idea of streaks, or curses such as the billy goat curse on the Chicago Cubs, or the Minnesota Vikings who’ve lost four Super Bowls. I’ll admit, in running I’ve sometimes imposed streaks or patterns on my races. Notice I say imposed, that meaning there really was no curse, it […]

Perspective

            The last three weeks have been full of many highs and lows from the Boston Marathon to my last ACC Championships, racing at Stanford and finishing up my last semester on Florida State’s campus. It started April 15th with the sickening news of what happened in Boston. It was one […]