5 Things: 5 Days of Eating – Food Diary of a Vegan Runner

Being vegan – esp. being a vegan athlete – this is something I get asked a bunch: “What do you eat?” Well, the long wait is over. Here is my 5-day food diary. Everything is vegan (except honey if you’re super strict vegan)!

Continue reading “5 Things: 5 Days of Eating – Food Diary of a Vegan Runner”

Five Things: Shoe Steaze – My Boss – Surreal Invite – Photo of the Week – Living Cyclically

This week’s Five Things: Some Shoe Steaze; My Boss Almost Made Me Cry; a Surreal Invite; Photo of the Week; and Living Cyclically (For Women Only).

Continue reading “Five Things: Shoe Steaze – My Boss – Surreal Invite – Photo of the Week – Living Cyclically”

Training Week: August 5 to August 11

Second week into an official training plan. It’s been a little intimidating following a formal plan again as I’ve been super flexible with my running this past year. Starting to get back in the flow of that more regimented life — I did this for five straight years…It’s good to be back.

Continue reading “Training Week: August 5 to August 11”

3 Keys to Finding the Right Coach

The coach-client relationship is a unique one, so it is of top priority to choose the right person to help you reach your goal. After all, not only is there a significant financial investment, but you will also be entrusting them with your dream — whether it be athletic, entrepreneurial, or an overall vision for your life. In my case, I had a dream. A crazy dream: Qualify for the Boston Marathon. I was a good-plus runner, but to qualify for the Boston Marathon, I was going to have to cut over 30 min. off my marathon time, and I had spent the last four marathons stagnating at around the same finishing time and then suffering from chronic injury. Fortunately, my first coach was the right coach. While I thought I had just lucked out, after listening to a high performance podcast featuring best-selling author and leadership speaker David Horsager, it turns out there are some key points that made this partnership work so well. It begins with building the trust necessary to reach one’s goal, and that requires a solid framework based on competency, character, and connection.

Coach-3

Continue reading “3 Keys to Finding the Right Coach”