Fall 5k Challenge

It's fall! It's perfect running weather! It also might be the time where you're feeling a lull in your training motivation after a long summer buildup for fall marathon races and it's getting darker and colder. If you're looking for motivation and in-person or online partnership, join my coaching groups and enjoy an active and exciting …

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Spring Running & Racing Plans Undone

This spring I had two main races in mind: the Bolder Boulder, and the High Performance 10,000m at the Portland Track Festival. I set these goals because 1) I love Bolder Boulder, and it’s a quick day’s drive from my home in Albuquerque, and 2) I really love racing track, but haven’t in quite a …

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7 months old, 12.5 laps on the track

Our daughter cut her first tooth the day she turned 7 months old. She’s rolling, scooting, eating vegetables and fruit with gusto, and just days away from crawling. She’s saying ‘dada’ and ‘mama,’ and loves blowing raspberries. In short, she’s growing up – and quickly! The last few months since my last post have been …

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Serving the Olympic Trials Marathon up Family-Style

I am back from Los Angeles, site of the 2016 US Olympic Marathon Trials. I’m coming down from a the high of the weekend slowly, and wanted to share my unique and wonderful racing experience here. For the record, this is my second Olympic Trials marathon (2012 was the first), and also my second DNF …

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US Olympic Trials Marathon – quick news break!

Thanks everyone for the well wishes for the US Olympic Trials marathon! I ran just over 8 miles before dropping out. I'm happy to have raced and think that's pretty good result for being just 4 months post- baby! Special thanks to my husband, John, who makes all things possible, my lovely daughters, and to …

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New Year, Shaping our New Lives

I’m currently wrapped in fleece blankets, achy and feeling feverish chills, surrounded by teacups and used tissues watching a cold drizzle outside. Our new daughter, now 3 months old, is drowsing restlessly in her swing next to me, sniffling and snorting. Last year finished strongly for me: two highlights included defending my PhD in early …

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