Why D3? Pursuing Excellence in Spite of Stigma

In my freshman year in college I felt like I was constantly getting asked one question. “Why did you go D3 when you could have gone D1?” And if it wasn’t me getting asked the question, it was my parents, coaches and sister who were the ones being bombarded. Truth be told, I never lovedContinue reading “Why D3? Pursuing Excellence in Spite of Stigma”

If Running Ended Today…

If you enjoy running as much as I do, you probably have found yourself digging through race archives, rewatching some of the greatest races in our sport. Running, according to history, preceded all the other sports we see today. Yet, today, our sport faces a highly questionable future. On July 8th, 2020, Stanford University cutContinue reading “If Running Ended Today…”

Running Changed My Life

Running changed my life. Read that again. Running changed my life. This phrase can hold a different meaning for everyone at any level of fitness. Anyone who is considered a “runner” will not have the same universal experience. Personally, running changed the way I view myself and the world around me. It changed the decisionsContinue reading “Running Changed My Life”

Club Running: An Alternate Division

This isn’t meant to be singular story about one individual who ended up on a different running career. It’s a perspective on an often-ignored category of athletes who, voluntary or not, compete in the club running scene. I want to encapsulate several of the reasons that runners can still find enjoyment and satisfaction in aContinue reading “Club Running: An Alternate Division”

Dance Monkey, Polo Fields & F-It

A 6th year dedicated to the Georgetown Hoyas. I spent six years competing for the Georgetown Hoyas. Each year holds a special place in my heart for its own unique reasons. Below I will only be reflecting on my 5th & 6th years; however, it goes without saying that my first four years at Georgetown playedContinue reading “Dance Monkey, Polo Fields & F-It”

Choosing the Starting Line

Photo credit: Svenne Juul A lot can change in a year. In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, this seems like an incredibly obvious statement to make: we’ve seen the total shut down of college campuses, collegiate and professional sports, the postponement of the Olympics. A makeshift hospital has been built in Central Park dueContinue reading “Choosing the Starting Line”

Fetch Your Tool of Liberation

Photo Credit: Aaron Shepley Tap-tap-tap-tap: My feet drum out a steady rhythm on the asphalt as I run down H Street. Seven easy miles on a Monday morning — nothing special — but it sometimes feels like a small miracle, still. Some combination of experiences and renewed perspective and gratitude have gotten me to this point.  Continue reading “Fetch Your Tool of Liberation”