Tragedy: An unexpected gift.

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This morning before my run, I gave myself this topic as a writing prompt: What elements came together to produce my best running years? Anyone who has every had a period of incredible running followed by a disappointing season (or

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Navigating Plateaus

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I briefly posted an invitation for blog topics a little while ago and here is a question I received from one of my clients who has worked tirelessly over the last 3 years. Although she has seen big improvements in

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Seeing the World through Comparison Colored Glasses

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This past weekend I shared something that I haven’t really talked about before. It was in a group discussion among 14 of my coaching clients who came from 7 states to spend a weekend with me and a bunch of

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Back in the Marathon Mindset

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from Esther Atkins on Instagram When you start to get that feeling that the best is yet to come… ✨ I’ve been pretty quiet about my training the last couple months. Mostly because the primary objective has been to just

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Perspective

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I was fifteen and homesick. I had been at music camp for almost two of the six weeks I planned to stay. And the final four weeks seemed like an eternity ahead of me. Especially since I had already discerned

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“That’s me! I did that!” Now moving on…

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“How arrogant of me to think that they don’t know what they’re talking about.” – Hannah Hart from her interview on The Hilarious World of Depression on the topic of impostor syndrome.   A few weeks ago, I was standing

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Seeing the Trees for the Forest

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I hate to say it, but I can’t deny that I’ve fallen into the trap that gets most of us runners. When things aren’t going awesome with our running, we kind of drop off the map. In my situation, I’m

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The Stop Sign

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The short version: I am extremely sorry to say that I have to withdraw from the 2017 TCS NYC Marathon.   The long version: When your body starts slowing down, it’s a sign that it needs to stop. Moments after

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The Plan

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Four weeks ago I wrote about my iron levels and the frustration of trying to figure out why I won’t store the iron I get from food and supplements. A few of you have asked that I follow up with

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The Low-Iron Maiden

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On August 20, 2014, I got blood work because I was feeling run down. Having dealt with low iron for almost 10 years at that point, I was fairly certain I knew the culprit. With just under 6 weeks left

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