Observations of life, creativity, drive, and transition from a once-professional athlete and now-aspiring lifelong athletic human who gives a shit.

Journal

The World is a Mess and I’m About to Have a Baby

I’m about to have a baby.   And my mind is full of mass shootings and asinine arguments and interpretations supporting inflated 2nd amendment rights, and protests being misinterpreted, and Ta-Nehisi Coates’ realistically bleak view of the future of race

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No Pride

I don’t say “my athletes make me proud” for two reasons. One, they aren’t mine. Two, that’s not their fucking job.  When I watch them walk past me and step out onto the track, their dreams as exposed as their

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How to Run

Go easy with self-criticism. Do intervals with aspiration. Go long with forgiveness. Freeze time at the viewpoints.

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Back from Sabbatical

I expected that retiring from pro running would be followed by some disorientation, but I didn’t foresee needing a total break from it all. This is the story of transition, of how a shift in what you do can lead to feeling like a stranger to yourself, and how I used a sabbatical to sort some things out. Special thanks to the Gilmore Girls for helping me through the final push.

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Ready for Launch

The newest in the Believe Training Journal Series, COMPETE Journal, and the BELIEVE Logbook, have just launched. See what they are about, and how they can help you get more out of your running.

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Roka Sunnies For the Win

So you might have heard about Jesse getting his own fancy pants aviators designed by Roka. He wrote about the whole story, if you haven’t. It’s a good one. Jesse really likes aviators. If you follow us you probably know

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On Retiring from Professional Racing

Every morning for 10 months, I woke up to the sight of my elite racing kit that I hung on the wall next to my bed as a motivator after Achilles surgery. It was a visual cue that represented a

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18 Days with Erin Taylor’s “Hit Reset”

When Erin Taylor, friend, mentor, and my favorite yoga teacher (founder of Jasyoga), told me she had a book in the works, I was thrilled for her on a personal level, and curious as to how that would work. Erin

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I Raced! (My Mountain Bike, But Still)

Ripping around the curves. Fine tuning my body position. Plotting how to bridge the gap. Gauging exactly how much I can push at this moment without blowing up. Man I’ve missed racing. In the 8 months since surgery on my achilles, it took

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Picky Bars in Trader Joe’s!

  Trader Joe’s has been my fantasy grocery account since the early days when I would buy my ingredients there for the original “Lauren’s Mega Nuts.” And now, it’s happening. Picky Bars got picked up in Trader Joe’s nationwide! Jesse wrote

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