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I’m a RRCA-certified running coach offering individualized training plans for runners of all levels, but my specialty is beginners and people who want to lose weight.  I love to spread the sport of running to as many people as possible, so we can all share in the health benefits — both mental and physical — of one of the oldest, most effective forms of exercise, and have fun in the process. Forget what your coach or P.E. teacher told you years ago — running is not a punishment but a privilege that connects us with our primal nature while making us stronger people –both physically and mentally, better equipped to handle the stresses of modern life.

Running has been the most positive influence in my life since I first started cross country as an awkward (some things never change) 7th grader. Running has inspired me to live healthier in all areas of my life, as well as helped me connect with so many interesting and inspiring people all over, from the runners with prosthetic legs that ran along side me in the 10-mile obstacle course race at the Chicago Men’s Health Urbanathlon to my French “mom” on an exchange stay in France whom selflessly plodded along beside me in her scarf and flats so I wouldn’t get lost running around her town. From the fellow fanatics running the St. Louis Frostbite Series races in 12-degree temperatures this past winter to my marathon-conquering friends, I continue to be inspired by each runner who is willing to answer the challenge of “Can I do this?” with a “Hell yeah.”

So here’s to you, my fellow runners, for continuing to run and persist through times of pain, pressure, heat, cold and most of all, joy. May the streets of Runstreet inspire you along your path. For additional help and motivation, contact me for coaching and personalized training programs.