Running Blind

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from Giving the Glory Have you ever tried closing your eyes in the middle of a run? You try, for just a moment, to zone out the pain and forget what you are doing. I’ve caught myself doing this before,

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How To Stay Positive in Negative Situations

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from Giving the Glory For roughly the last three years I’ve been battling my chronic injury, and people always ask me how I’ve managed to stay so positive. In all honesty, I can’t say I’ve always had the best attitude, but

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On the comeback, slow but steady!

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via FlipGive Dear Friends, Family & Fans, It has been just over a year from my hip surgery and I am happy to announce I am finally back to running 6 days a week! Originally, I was hoping to return

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The Truth About Confidence

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from Giving the Glory To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are. -Muhammad Ali We’ve all been told how important it is to have confidence, yet few of us really understand

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New Year, New Perspective

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from Giving the Glory    To me, this quote sums up what every New Year’s resolution should be about–becoming a better version of yourself. You’ve probably heard the motto, “New Year, New You!” For a lot of people, New Years

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Cheaters Never Win

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from Giving the Glory This week, the world of track and field was hit with some heavy news when the IAAF decided to provisionally ban Russia from international track competition because of state-sponsored doping allegations. As a professional track athlete, it’s saddening

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Cheap Therapy: DIY Recovery & P.T. Tools

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from Giving the Glory One of the things I love most about running is its simplicity—you really only need yourself, and hopefully some shoes. However, there are a lot of other products on the market that claim to help improve performance

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Defeating the Rainy Day Blues

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from Giving the Glory Every morning when my alarm goes off it gets harder and harder to believe its 6 a.m. Before the sun rises I’m out the door  to help coach the UCCS women’s cross-country team. A few weeks

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Five Random Reasons I Love the ElliptiGO

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from Giving the Glory This week’s review goes out to my favorite new form of cross-training, the ElliptiGO– an elliptical machine on steroids (not really, but it is on wheels) which allows runners and exercise enthusiasts alike to “run without impact” in

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We’re All Waiting…

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from Giving the Glory Recently my greatest struggle has been about waiting, particularly waiting to get back to full-blown training, pain-free, and finally competing again! Coming back from surgery hasn’t been easy, but I know taking a smart approach to my return-to-running

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