a story about becoming fast

When you run fast- when you place at or win races, when your times start to match those of individuals who are already known as being fast, talented runners… it’s easy to develop a reputation as someone who is just plain fast, who is built for the sport and simply talented. I have recently become […]

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meditations: on competition

Racing terrifies me. It always has. Races matter to me and I have goals. As anyone who has any kind of goal will understand, going out to reach for them is one of those things that cause your stomach to flip, because there’s a risk you might not make it. But that’s what brings us […]

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meditations: why do we run?

When you’re a runner, people always ask why. It’s a question posed by people who don’t run, obviously. No offense to you. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea. A lot of people assume we run to get away from something. To punish ourselves, perhaps. Why else would you spend hours panting as you propel yourself […]

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reflections: a year of exploration

2018 was transformative. New places, new people, a dramatic leap from living on Seattle’s Capitol Hill to suburban Houston. Sometimes a change in our environment is all it takes to spark some introspection; which, if you let it, can be the stone that ripples the water. Take the risk. Shatter your reflection and see what […]

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