Chronic Side Stitches in Experienced Runners: This Ain’t Middle School Anymore

TL;DR Does anyone else get shooting pain in their abs when they run hard, despite being in the best shape of their life? Me too. But I can help! After seeking a LOT of medical attention, I want to share the things that actually worked for me. Scroll to the bottom for those. The Problem On your first day of middle school track practice, as … Continue reading Chronic Side Stitches in Experienced Runners: This Ain’t Middle School Anymore

Injured

“So are you disappointed that you can’t run?” Ah, an innocent seeming question from a well-meaning person. I wish I could tell you how many times I’ve been asked this throughout my especially injury-ridden career. Other sports have their iterations: “Do you miss playing soccer since your concussion?” “Is it hard to watch your teammates play without you?” My usual answer: “Yes, but I’ll be … Continue reading Injured

What Algebra Doesn’t Teach You

It’s so easy to let fear guide your life. I dragged myself out of bed last week and stumbled to the bathroom. I stood in front of the mirror, brushing my teeth, having an honest moment with myself. “If I didn’t have a team, there’s no way in hell I would be lacing up my flats for repeat 2-miles. Not at 6:15 am. Maybe in … Continue reading What Algebra Doesn’t Teach You

Atlanta Track Club Elite

About 2 weeks ago, I drove down to Nashville with some friends from Ohio Northern University to participate in my first post-collegiate race: The Music City Distance Carnival. Coach Maus, his wife, the sophomore phenom Matt Molinaro, and I made the trek down over 2 days in the week after nationals. Matt and I were both hoping for a better finish to the season than … Continue reading Atlanta Track Club Elite