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Insecurity in Sport

Insecurity in Sport

A client of mine inspired me to do a little writing this afternoon. Even during the height of my short competitive running, I was never one to publicly announce my goals. Whether it be for time or distance, I generally would only share my goals with a few close...

5,000 Miles on Accident

Hitting 5,000+ miles in a year was never a specific goal for myself set at the beginning of 2016 but it ended up being the most significant milestone I have ever met. In the beginning of 2016 I had moved to Farmville Virginia on a decent 2015 year of ultra running...
Give Yourself Credit

Give Yourself Credit

Google tells me that it was Theodore Roosevelt who coined the phrase “Comparison is the thief of joy”. This is a favorite quote of mine because it just simply strikes the right chord with me and coincides with my approach to running. The actions of others...
My 10 Running Commandments

My 10 Running Commandments

I put this list together as a means to reflect on my running style. I got the idea from a Mike Robbins book called “Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken” and recommend anyone to put together such a list. It doesn’t have to be related to...
2015 in Summary

2015 in Summary

Kind of copping out on this one. Figure I write enough about specifics so if interested, check out my year. Had the ultimate goal of 3,600 miles and made it with miles to spare. Source: Coach Derek...
When I Stopped Thinking so Much

When I Stopped Thinking so Much

A few eves before my planned 230 mile foot path from Hondo, Texas to Cypress, Texas (that didn’t happen due to weather and safety coming first) to visit a long time friend of mine, his wife and 20 month old daughter, I realized I wasn’t nervous, concerned...

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