The truth about confidence

To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are. -Muhammad Ali We’ve all been told how important it is to have confidence, yet few of us really understand how to obtain and hold onto it. Perhaps the lack of confidence we all face at one point or another is […]

Five Random Reasons I Love the ElliptiGO

This week’s review goes out to my favorite new form of cross-training, the ElliptiGO– an elliptical machine on steroids (not really, but it is on wheels) which allows runners and exercise enthusiasts alike to “run without impact” in our natural environment-the great outdoors! Here are 5 reasons why you should give the ElliptiGO a “Go!” Check out […]

Am I Doing Enough?

A lot of young runners have come to me asking the question, “How do I know if I’m doing enough?” As an athlete, I’ve often asked myself that question. In fact, the first time I began asking myself this question was the same time I began taking running seriously some ten-or-so years ago. Am I getting enough sleep? Hydrating enough? […]

The Competitive Spirit

  It started out easy, til I rounded the first turn. As I crested the hill I could see him, just ahead in the distance a white male, approximately 30 years old, sporting shorts and a t-shirt. Shorts. Immediately when I saw that I knew I was in for it. Here I was on an […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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’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, […]