The Organized Runner

Running

Getting back on the track

Getting back on the track

Today I ran on a track for the first time in 7 months. It felt…good? difficult? almost fast? tiring? exciting? disappointing? There are a lot of unknowns in injury, and they don’t go away as you make your way back. There is no secret formula […]

Things I Miss

Things I Miss

8-mile Mondays Track Tuesdays Morning crew Wednesdays Strength double Thursdays Recovery Fridays Long Run Saturdays Weight sessions Sundays The nervousness of racing A finishing kick The track Settling into the clip of a tempo run Sweating so much during a long run that you can […]

Halfway through 2018

Halfway through 2018

I’ve started this post many times and abandoned it out of frustration. But now it’s been far too long since I posted anything and something about the looming date of July 1st and the second half of 2018 has me ready to ship this thing. […]

Guest Post: My Dad’s Final 100-Mile Race

Guest Post: My Dad’s Final 100-Mile Race

I come from a running family. A number of years ago, my dad decided that marathons were “too short” and embarked on ultra marathons. Ultras are technically anything longer than a marathon, so they range from 50k (31 miles) to 100+ miles, usually on trails. […]

The Significance of the 2018 Boston Marathon

The Significance of the 2018 Boston Marathon

This year was the most excited I’ve ever been to watch the Boston Marathon. Sure, I’ve followed the updates on Twitter and would track the small handful of people I knew who were running, but ever since they announced the elite field in December (you […]

The Curse of Mississippi

The Curse of Mississippi

Mississippi is the worst state. Let me give you anecdotal evidence to scientifically prove my point. Every time my team went to Mississippi in college, something bad happened. In January 2010, we came back to Berry a few days before the semester started, so we […]

Women’s Elite Field for Boston 2018

Women’s Elite Field for Boston 2018

I encountered a Twitter storm Monday afternoon as the Boston Athletic Association announced the elite field for the 2018 Boston Marathon. My (biased) opinion is that US women marathoners are the most exciting segment of distance running right now, so I wanted to take a […]

Decide, Commit, Step Forward: How to Break Free from FOMO and Organize your Ambition

Decide, Commit, Step Forward: How to Break Free from FOMO and Organize your Ambition

When I first started at Praxis, I learned that it is something I’ll always have to explain to people. The follow up question is usually about our participants who I like to describe as “exhaustingly inspiring.” Our community is constantly pinging with notifications about new […]

Why I Keep Training

Why I Keep Training

Running – or training to be precise – can sometimes feel like an unbalanced or unfair relationship. You do your work every day, putting your time and effort and sweat into making your relationship with running better, and then race day comes, and running doesn’t […]

Past Me Would be Proud

Past Me Would be Proud

I have a joke with one of my friends called “past me would be proud.” Both of us are still pursuing competitive distance running post-college while also balancing jobs and lives in general. It’s hard. In college, it was understood that you carved hours of […]