My background as a runner is routed in alpinism and long distance backpacking. My husband and I found that with limited vacation time and short weekends we were confined to objectives closer to the trailhead. We wanted to travel many miles into the wilderness, climb more remote peaks and do longer link-ups. Fastpacking, ultra running, technical adventure running and races opened up a new world of exploration! There is beauty in moving light and fast though the mountains, desert and other wild places.
I have always been involved in education, instruction and research throughout my life. As running evolved from a method of backcountry movement into a passion the decision to become a coach came naturally. I love sharing my passion of running and helping athletes reach beyond their perceived limits while continuing to learn myself along the way.
People think I'm crazy to put myself through such torture, though I would argue otherwise. Somewhere along the line we seem to have confused comfort with happiness... There is a magic in misery. Just ask any runner.
I believe that honesty, clarity, communication, consistency and teamwork are the keys to a productive and rewarding coach/athlete relationship. I have a “no excuses, no nonsense” style of coaching, but believe that it is important to laugh often and have fun! I encourage prospective athletes to read my coach bio on the Team RunRun website for further details and to ensure we are a good fit.