World Team Champs 2022

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Well what a trip this was!  First off, I fell and fractured a vertebrae in my lower back 6 days after qualifying to represent the USA at the World Team Champs in Muscat, Oman.  It was exactly 6 weeks before race day,

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The Start of a New Season

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It has been awhile since my last update! To wrap up last season, I finished 4th at the US Olympic Team Trials last June, one place off of potential Olympic qualifiers (top 3) but far off of a qualifying time.

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When Nothing Seems To Be Going According To Plan

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Well, this racing season did not turn out anything like I thought it would.  Because of Covid it was difficult to find races, so we were left to choose between the bad race schedule and the worst race schedule when

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Dudince

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Well, this race was very different than my last race in California.  It was my first time traveling internationally since Covid.  I was headed to Slovakia, but because of travel restrictions there are only very select groups of people allowed to travel

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1 Corinthians 9

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A friend asked me if I as an athlete would share my thoughts on 1 Corinthians 9 for a Bible study group that she is leading.  I have been contemplating that passage a lot these last few months, especially the

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35 KM Nationals

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I have been having a hard time coming up with what to say about this last race.  My 2020 season concluded with two races, a 50 km in January (well before I had any idea what 2020 would bring), and

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Racing in 2020

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It has taken me a bit to unpack this last race, my first race since covid cancelled my regular season.  My only other race this year was in January, and there were some difficult situations surrounding that event that I didn’t

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2017: My Quickest National Championship

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Here it goes, throwback to the USATF 2017 Outdoor Nationals.  I was traveling to Sacramento, CA, to compete in the 20km race walk.  I had done my first 50km race earlier that year, a race I almost didn’t do because I strained

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Portland Marathon 2016

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When I started this blog last year, I thought I would have all kinds of travels and races and excitement and setbacks to write about for 2020. But as everyone knows, 2020 has not turned out to be what anyone

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Do You Think We Have a Shortage of Magic Wands Around Here?

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Uncertainty.  One of my least favorite things.  Those of you who know me know how much I like routine.  I thrive on sameness and predictability and I don’t do well with change.  So enter COVID-19, and this world of constant uncertainties that it brings,

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