Stress to be “Perfect”

With the holidays looming a weird pressure has developed inside me, a drive for perfection that woke old feelings of  inadequacy.  I’ve been here before, self-doubt creeps in slowly at first but unchecked will consume every waking thought. Recovery has never been a straight line for me and I have learned to accept that fact,... Continue Reading →

Apple Creek 50k 2018 – Recap

  "Do you think we will get dirty?  Yep, there are a few places on the trail that are a little muddy." This is a conversation we heard at the start line of the Apple Creek 50k this past Saturday. I laughed...if the course was anything like it was last year there were going to... Continue Reading →

Tips & Tricks – Marathon Prep

  Check the weather for race morning.  The weather forecast can play a factor in subsequent decisions like clothing and hydration plans. Yes, things can change throughout the week, but with technology these days the forecast is pretty accurate 7 or so days out. Being prepared can be a game changer the day of your... Continue Reading →

Balancing Act – Life & Running

One of the top questions I get asked when individuals find out I have run numerous marathons/ultras a year is "how" I fit in running to my life.  From an outside perspective I have "it" all together, but if you peel back the curtain my life is a hot mess 99.9% of the time. Truth... Continue Reading →

Why do you run?

Running isn't just about putting one foot in front of the other, it means so much more! Training and racing has helped to heal my relationship with food and put me on a path of recovery from my eating disorder (My Running Story). Which got me thinking, why do others run?  So I tossed the... Continue Reading →

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