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 […]

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 […]

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 […]