Posts in Running
Sports Medicine and Athletic Training

There is an incredible balance of science and servanthood that makes up the role of an athletic trainer. After having a visit with an orthopedic surgeon as well as physical therapy appointments I realized that sports medicine was the route that I wanted to take for my career. I knew growing up that I loved math and science and wanted to have a job that combined that with my love of sports and helping people. I love that I get to apply my knowledge to situations in order to help my athletes resolve their problems and get started on the road to recovery from their injuries.

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Leaving the Competition on the Track, Treadmill, or Trail

“Be like a child...practice all the virtues and so always lift up your little foot to mount the ladder of holiness, but do not imagine that you will be able to ascend even the first step. No! The good Lord does not demand more of you than your good will. From the top of the stairs, he looks at you with love. Very soon, won over by your useless efforts, he will carry you up.” - Saint Therese of Lisieux

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4 Tips for Injury Prevention

Every runner is an athlete; so that means there is always a risk for some type injury. Did you realize that you actually do have time to decrease your risk of running injuries and increase your performance capabilities? Even the busiest runner can incorporate the following into his or her routine.

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Best Gear for Winter Running in the South

In the last few weeks, our country has experienced huge swings in temperatures and weather. In the South, I suppose it’s just a typical winter. I’m used to the days starting out in the 20s or 30s and reaching as high as 70 in the same day. I do a lot of questioning of Mother Nature and her objectives. Sometimes I think she wants us all to hibernate until the first Spring bloom.

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Need Motivation to Deal with the Pre-Race Day Jitters? Give these Podcast Episodes a Listen.

Below you will find a list of podcast episodes that I turn to when I start to feel the jitters set in – or even when I find myself in a bit of a training rut. These conversations with well-known figures in the running community, elite runners, and running coaches offer me sports motivation / excitement akin to watching Rudy deliver the Knute Rockne speech in the ND locker room.

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Together We'll Go Farther

Saints often come in pairs – Francis and Clare, Benedict and Scholastica, Francis de Sales and Jane Frances de Chantal… That rubbing shoulders together, working side by side toward a common goal in season and out of season, set them up for success in the spiritual life. I’d like to propose that fellowship is important not only for progress toward holiness, but also in striving for our next running PR.

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5 Tips for Keeping a Positive Outlook When Injured

When running is your life, and you suddenly become stuck in a holding pattern, where not only are you making no progress, but you are not even able to run for a while, it can really get to you. The crankiness from not being as physically active paired with the emotional despair at your circumstances can be enough to make you throw your hands up in the air and just quit being a runner.

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