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March 22, 2019

I noticed that I hadn't posted in a while. It's been for good reasons, busy with work, family, coaching running and generally enjoying a full life. But it brought to mind the question that I've heard a lot “How do you find the time to train?”

Well, as the saying goes, w...

January 27, 2019

This year I'm going to be doing several training groups with Tortoise and Hare Sports for some StartLine Racing events.  I really love coaching because it allows me to interact with runners of all abilities and have a positive impact on their lives.  I believe that eve...

December 9, 2018

The holidays are here.  It's a time for joy and family and wonder.  It's also a time for short days, cold weather (for most of you), tight schedules, and a smorgasbord of holiday goodies.  In short, it's an easy time for running plans to get derailed, but that doesn't...

November 11, 2018

"You have brains is your head, you have feet in your shoes.  You can steer yourself any direction you choose."

         -Dr. Suess "Oh, the Places You'll Go"

Running comes with many benefits.  Health, fitness, mental decluttering, alone time, running...

October 15, 2018

Failure. 

It's uncomfortable.  It's tough.  And it's pretty much inevitable.  That it, unless you're living a perfectly safe and comfortable life where every outcome is assured.  The thing is, that type of life isn't going to help you grow, and it's probably not all tha...

September 9, 2018

We're runners.  We love to run.  It's what we do.  But two questions I've seen posed, both to me and in other forums, are 1) how do I know when I'm ready to move up in distance and 2) how often should I race?

The best response I have as a coach is : it de...

August 5, 2018

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”

Food plays an important part in ours lives, and especially as runners.  What we eat fuels our workouts and helps us repair and rebuild afterwards.  It impacts how we feel and look. I’ve heard some good and some bad sug...

June 25, 2018

Last Sunday on “The Break”, Michelle wolf talked about mental health,  the false happiness that we portray for the world particularly on social media, and the fact that it’s ok to admit when you feel a little bad (cause space goes on for INFINITY).  She encouraged peop...

June 3, 2018

It is wise to direct your anger towards problems -- not people; to focus your energies on answers -- not excuses. – William Arthur Ward

Most of us know what we need to do to be healthy – eat real food, not too much, and exercise.  While there may be variations over time...

May 14, 2018

Yesterday my first group of trainees from the Tortoise and Hare completed their Ice Cream Run 5k.  Many of these runners were brand new to running, or had not run in a very long time.  Each of them set a goal in the week leading up to the race, and as I waited at the f...

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