As of Late

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from Running Joyfully I’m terribly behind on blogging and although I’ve had aspirations to recap some of the memorable experiences I had this summer (Olympic Trials & racing in Europe), I’m a few months late on those. Maybe sometime I’ll

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1 Month to Go

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from Running Joyfully As May wraps up, the speed at which the Olympic Trials are approaching weighs on my mind daily. What was once a years-away, far-off dream is now rapidly approaching, like a basketball shot clock ticking down, closer

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Back on the track and loving every lap

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from Running Joyfully I opened up my track season this past Sunday at the Payton Jordan Invite at Stanford, CA. Racing at Stanford has been a spring staple for over a decade – I’ve raced here every year since 2002!

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Feeling the Love

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from Running Joyfully Although my Marathon Trials race recap was a bit lengthy, I didn’t feel that it did my thank-you’s justice. SO many people helped me get to the starting line ready to race, and they deserve another shout-out.

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Marathon Olympic Trials Race Recap

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from Running Joyfully It’s taken me a while to put pen to paper (fingers to keyboard?) to sum up my first Olympic Trials experience. Right after the Trials I jetted off to Belize for some much-needed R&R, where I tried

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Representing Team USA in Scotland

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from Running Joyfully Earlier this month I had the awesome opportunity to represent Team USA in Scotland at the Great Edinburgh International Cross Country Challenge. It was my first time racing in the red, white, and blue and I was

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Gratitude

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from Running Joyfully Recently, this New York Times op-ed on gratitude has been making its way across the interwebs, and with good reason. In the article, author Arthur Brooks explains how choosing to practice gratitude actually increases your happiness. The simple

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Pittsburgh 10-Miler Race Recap

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from Running Joyfully Last week I had the pleasure of spending time in Pittsburgh and racing the EQT Pittsburgh 10-Miler on October 25th. This was my third time visiting the city and I was eager to return – located on

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Best Places to Run – Providence

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from Running Joyfully The “Best Places to Run” series kicks off with none other than my home base of Providence, Rhode Island. Providence is home to Olympians Molly Huddle, Kim Smith, and Ro McGettigan, the 2013 NCAA XC National Champions

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Fall Racing Update

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from Running Joyfully The past month has seen a return to racing after a summer of adventure, recovery, and rebuilding. In September I kicked off the fall campaign at home with the CVS 5k/USA 5k Road Championships, on the familiar

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