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

Athletic Assessment

Anyone can dream. Are you committed? Anyone can train hard. Do you have the discipline to recover? Anyone can follow a diet. Can you make exceptions and remain confident? Anyone can react to a move. Can you be the one

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Four Good Reasons To Believe in Clean Sport

First Off, Thank You! To the readers of the last blog, and to all the passionate people who commented, whether you agreed with me or not, thanks for engaging. As I hoped, fair play still means a lot to people

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Eating Disorders in Female Runners

I was recently asked by Ann Gaffigan, USA Steeple Champion and Co-Founder of Women Talk Sports, to do a radio show on eating disorders in the sport of women’s running.  This issue really fires me up for lots of reasons,

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How to Make an “I’m Awesome Collage”

When you’re down And troubled And you need a helping hand And nothing, oh nothing is going right. Close your eyes and think of me And soon I will be there To brighten, even your darkest hour… Familiar tune?  Yeah,

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Job Done

I want to write about how great my trip to Stockholm was.  How fun it was to spend time getting pedicures with Maggie; how nice it was to meet my new teammate Bridget for the first time and know after

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A Rabbiting Debate

I’m definitely doing it: rabbiting a World Record attempt for Defar in four days. The basic idea of a rabbit, for the rookies out there, is to have someone take the lead in a race at a designated pace for

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Sant Cugat Turnaround, and Blogging Truthfully.

Turns out Sant Cugat is actually pretty cool.  I’ve had a good track session, found some decent trails and bike paths, and have found enough of a daily groove to survive the week before heading to Stockholm. I feel bad

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