The Beauty in Uncomfort

To get something you've never had, you've got to do something you've never done.My coach used to say that to us all the time. Back then, for me that quote embodied a chase for perfection and a need for validation, but now this quote really rings true to me as I embark on my longest … Continue reading The Beauty in Uncomfort

There is Power Within You to Change the World

My entire life, I've wanted to help people. The ways in which I've wanted to help people have changed over time, but that has always been my goal. Whether it be helping reduce homelessness or reduce hunger or improve people's health and wellness, or be a support system for one of my teammates or friends, … Continue reading There is Power Within You to Change the World

You’ve Already Done the Work, Now It’s Time to Shine

I think about 95% of my life in terms of track meets and practices. All of the preparation, the hard work, the tears, the frustration, the anxiety, the rush of success, all of it. I haven't ran competitively in years, but I still feel those feelings all of the time. My coach used to say … Continue reading You’ve Already Done the Work, Now It’s Time to Shine

I Can Do This, Watch Me

We set goals for ourselves all of the time. We feel it in our core that we can reach our goal, or we at least feel optimistic that we will get there. And then we might tell someone our goal, and they might tell us that our goal is unrealistic, and suddenly, your entire perspective … Continue reading I Can Do This, Watch Me

Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day

This famous saying of "Rome Wasn't Built In A Day" means so much to me. This is what my coach would say to me over and over and something that gave me some comfort and hope during my struggle, that my dreams could still be built. But it's really hard to be patient while your … Continue reading Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day