Last weekend, I returned energized and excited from racing the USATF Masters Outdoor Track National Championships in Michigan. It was a pivotal meet that was the culmination of months and months of hard work. I raced the 800m and 1500m distances feeling the strongest I have ever felt, and came back home on the biggest…

This post was written in partnership with Inside Tracker, but the opinions in this post are my own. Who knew I would get so excited about getting my blood drawn every three months? It’s powerful information. I’m learning what I am doing right as an athlete and what I need to improve on. As a…

It’s always fun to learn from other runners what gadgets or training gear they use. Even if I’m not looking to make a change, often I find myself learning about something cool that I’m willing to try. So, on that note, I thought sharing some of my favorite running gear would be fun as I’m asked…

Hard work pays off. It’s a mantra that I remind myself of on a regular basis, sometimes during a grueling, miserable workout. But, it’s never been more true than in the last year. I owe a lot to my run coach for getting me to the start line as a faster, stronger, more competitive athlete….

Did you know your running mechanics can be the difference between being a good runner and being a great runner? It’s something I have come to appreciate over the years and I have my team to thank for improving mine. Between my coach and my physical therapist, I have learned the small nuances that have…

The last two to three years of my running journey have been quite an education. Coming off one injury after another and trying to get stronger, I learned a lot about my own perseverance and determination to accomplish my goals and, more importantly, what it takes to get my body stronger so I can pursue…

It’s hard to believe it’s been one year since my first national championship race, the Master’s Indoor Track National Championship in Boston, MA. That race is so memorable to me because it was the defining moment when I believed competitive racing is what I’m supposed to be doing. I remember like it was yesterday, leaving…

Last week I received an email from my daughter’s dance teacher informing me there was a change in the location of the next dance competition. We already had a packed weekend, and this location change may have required us to stay in a hotel and be in two places at the same time. It nearly…

I like to think of 2014 as my comeback year; it was an amazing race season. After two years of ongoing setbacks – not hitting my goals, enduring the emotional roller-coaster of getting healthy again – I took it by storm. I worked harder than ever before to get stronger and my pay off was…

My journey to becoming a competitive athlete was bumpy, painful and full of emotional moments, including a few times when I thought I was going to hang up my running shoes for good. After all I went through, I knew I had to share what I learned, so you could become the best athlete possible,…

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