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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 […]


            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 […]

What’s in a Team?

It’s hard to believe that tonight when I toe the line for the 5000m it will be my last ACC Championship race. Over the last four years I’ve come to love this meet more than most others. Although I haven’t always had my best performances at this meet I still have amazing memories of cheering, […]

Running for the win?

You ever have one of those days when you wake up and you just gotta good feeling? Well, Saturday was one of those days, and although I had to wait around awhile before I even headed over to the track, I just kept telling myself, “This could be the day,” and then I thought, “No, […]

The Power of Positive

If there’s one major lesson I’ve learned after almost four years of collegiate racing, its how strong of an affect attitude can have on performance. Back in middle and high school when I was a lot less experienced in racing, I would go through cycles of good race, bad race, good race, bad race… and […]

Confession of Obsession

“It’s been awhile,” and I hate typing that, knowing that I keep “meaning” to blog but somehow the months flew by, and I never seemed able to get past typing the first line. But when I hear the phrase, “It’s been awhile,” the first thing I think of isn’t blogging, instead my mind hears the […]

Racing = Giving

Image credit to #1 Coach: Karen Harvey About three months ago my team and I sat down at camp and wrote out our goals for the upcoming cross country season. I thought hard about what I wanted to accomplish and wrote down some of the loftiest goals I’d ever conjured. I thought about what I […]

Notre Dame

Last weekend our team traveled to Notre Dame, IN for our first official race of the season. I was excited to finally lace up my spikes for a real race where I could test my fitness against the competition. It was also our team’s first chance to see how we stacked up against the other […]


Today I’m off to my first cross country race of my final college season. It’s crazy how it seems like yesterday when I lined up for my final race in high school. Today’s race is at Virginia Tech to get a preview of the ACC Championship course. Although it isn’t a big race, pretty much […]

Happiness is… It’s been over a month now since I’ve blogged, and I’m sorry for that, but in-between seasons I believe its important to take a break from thinking, reading, living and breathing the sport of running 24/7. However, to say I’ve completely escaped from the running world for the last four weeks would be a […]

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 […]