Students of Sport: Ode to the Athlete

Students of Sport: Ode to the Athlete *All opinions are my own. Every writer experiences the dreaded “writers block” from time to time…Mine has been going on for a few months now. If you know me though, you know I like to put a positive spin on things. So I’d …

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Coaching Diaries: The Art of Balance and Me Time

So you are one month in to your cross country season and the new school year…you are bright eyed and bushy tailed, ready for every 7:00 am sweat session and 70-mile week. What lactic acid? My legs feel great! You of course listen to every word on proper recovery techniques …

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Coaching Diaries: Opportunities and Pumpkins

Coaching Diaries: Opportunities and Pumpkins Dedicated to my Keene State College Owls Monday, August 15th, 2016 was our first official day of preseason, marking the kickoff to a new journey ahead with my favorite surrogate family.   I would be embarking on my second year coaching alongside 1500m legend and Olympian, …

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Don’t Blink Part 2: Exploring Portland, Oregon

The juice is sweet, and the possibilities are endless in the City of Roses… Once upon a time, settlers from the East Coast braved the daunting and dangerous journey across America and found their way to Portland, Oregon.  185 years later, my father, John Mills MD (Yale School of Medicine …

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Angels Lead the Way

  October 3, 2011 (writing from my past): This tight hamstring has truly captured my sanity.  I’m afraid to admit that it’s almost impossible to recognize myself without running, it’s simply who I am and brings me the most comfort.  Does anyone else feel this way?  Maybe that is the sole reason …

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Walking into the Unknown: Morro Bay Road Trip

When it comes to traveling, I believe there are two types of people…people that may or may not like to travel, and people that need to travel to feel alive.  I would classify myself as the latter of the two…fully embracing a diet of coffee and peanuts and happy to …

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