Running may be my passion, but coaching is my calling.


From left to right: Jillian, me and Dana warming up at R2R.

Hello runners!!

I’ve got some big new- a change in my run schedule. Yep, I’m shifting gears again. Last spring I had decided to run the Baystate Half Marathon. Then this summer I mentally switched gears to run the full. I completed several 20 milers, built up my volume and in all reality my body was (and still is) ready to marathon). But during this whole process I had pit in my stomach because racing the marathon wasn’t what I had planned to do. I had planed on racing the half with my athletes. Together we decided it would be our team race. Somehow racing the full marathon didn’t feel right. Then many of us raced Plymouth’s Run to the Rock together in early September and I started to look at racing with my athletes in a different light.

Here’s the race recap I wrote last week for The Run Formula (I company I coach for) for the Run to the Rock half marathon and the real reason why I coach runners:

Click HERE for article.

On Sunday October 16th I will be racing the Baystate Half Marathon in Lowell, MA with six of my athletes!! Less than two weeks till race day!! I’m pumped!

Never stop running,





How running 75 miles a week left me out of shape.


First day of new job vibes :)

Happy Friday Runners!!

Life has been all sorts of upside down and backwards lately and I haven’t been able to blog much over the past ten months. After Boston 2016 I pulled back from religiously training/following a plan to just run and as a result I didn’t have much to write about. Well, I am one week in to my new job and I’m already feeling better about the direction my life is heading. Life is beginning to settle down and head in a new direction; I’m relieved, excited and ready to truly train (and blog) again. Wahoooo!

This week I started working at a local counseling agency called The Door is Open Counseling Center. I will be seeing clients four days a week and leaving my Fridays free to do other things I love: write and coach! I coach for The Run Formula and provide custom marathon training plans and coaching services to about 15 chickadees all over the country. For the past year I have been crafting training plans for my athletes during my “free time” of which there has been very little. Now I am finally able to devote one day to getting all of these plans crafted, respond to athlete questions and blogs about it!


A couple times a month I write for The Run Formula’s coaching blog. This week I tackled a big topic: the difference between running and training in my article entitled: How running 75 miles a week left me out of shape.  The reality is that I ran A LOT this summer, but did very few organized tempo runs or track workouts and while I can most definitely run a marathon this Fall, it wouldn’t be a pretty one. Do you know what that means??? I’M ALL IN FOR BOSTON!
Check out the full article: HERE.


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**This Fall I plan on blogging more consistently and hope to post weekly on Fridays (at the very least). I have just registered to run my third Boston Marathon in April so you can all follow along with my training from start to finish. **


Things are looking up runners!! Life is getting good again- so let’s smash our bodies to smithereens this winter, train hard and have fun!!

Can’t stop.

Won’t stop.

Never stop running.


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My Garmin 235 goes where I go. Period.



The last day.


When I go to the airport I can’t help but stare at people’s feet. It’s true, I have become absolutely obsessed with running shoes. I now own easily more than 25 pairs of sneakers. Earlier this week I found myself on New Balance’s website looking at a pair of black Zante’s while thinking to myself, “Yea, I could dress this up.” Sad, but true I’m already trying to figure out how to wear sneakers to my new job.
I’ve been working at the local running store in Hingham for the past three years. Today at 4 pm marks the end of an era.  From the sweet bearded painter from Dartmouth who barely speaks English but comes in every 4 months like clockwork to replace his beaten down shoes to the mother of the newborn babe I just fit this morning it’s been an amazing experience to connect with so many runners in the local community.

Running is so much more to me than logging a few miles to stay healthy; it’s who I am. Even more working at the running store has always meant more to me than just selling running shoes. I’m actually a pretty bad salesperson. I eat, live and breathe running so when an avid runner comes in the store I start beaming with excitement to connect with someone who shares the same passion. I’ve always said I was more of a runner than a sales person. Ooops, sorry management. In all honesty I have NEVER suggested that a runner buy something that I wouldn’t buy myself. Unfortunately, you are talking to the person who owns over 20 pairs of shoes. YES, I run in two pairs of shoes. YES, I rotate my shoes. YES, I believe you should change your shoes at a minimum of every 6 months. YES, I wear body glide, a running belt and a Garmin 235. And YES, I actually believe a pair of Feetures socks can change your life ;) .

Running is what I do. Connecting with runners is who I am. It’s truly bittersweet to say goodbye, but I’m ready for this change. I’m ready to put my big girl pants on and move forward in my career as a mental health therapist. It’s now 4 pm on Friday and my time here is up.  Can you guess what my last sale was? A pair of Feetures socks! How fitting!!

So much love to the running community along the South Shore!! I’ve fit you for shoes, entertained your kiddos while you’ve shopped and talked training, racing and running for the past three years!! It’s been a blast- thank you for the memories!!

Cheers to new beginnings!

New job starts Monday morning!! But I’ll be in heels (sad face).

Never stop running,



Just me, at work, blowdrying my hair cause I refused to cut my morning run short.
I SWEAR I only did this once… cough cough.. a week. :)