at home You run early, alone. Often it’s like this- running is a solitary sport, at heart. The sun has risen now and you’ve showered. Maybe you wrap a towel around your hair like me, get halfway dressed then fill a pot on the stove so the water will heat while you decide what to wear […]Read More the simple magic of coffee after a run
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 […]Read More a story about becoming fast
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 […]Read More meditations: on competition
I met Vito Cortese while he was living in Seattle for a few months, and was immediately struck by his positive energy. He always seemed to be doing something for someone else, constantly looking out for the people around him, and was always just so supportive of his community. That kind of energy is rare, […]Read More ordinary people doing awesome things (interview 3) : Vito Cortese
How often do you push yourself out of your comfort zone? Physically. Mentally. How often do you truly challenge yourself? If you want to be a better runner- if you want to grow faster, stronger, improve in any way- you have to be able to embrace discomfort. Running is not the easiest activity. To run […]Read More why becoming adventurous will make you a better runner
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 […]Read More meditations: why do we run?
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 […]Read More reflections: a year of exploration