What is “Balanced Life Running?”


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I used to have some business-y sounding paragraphs here. I never really liked them, because I’m not a business-y person. I’m just a dad that’s a school teacher by day and REALLY loves running. (More specifics about my running background HERE.)

So, what’s with the name “Balanced Life Running?” The URL was available.

OK, there’s a little more to it than that. It’s personal. I’ve found that for me, running (when done correctly) is a tremendous factor in having a happy, healthy, and balanced life. Now, I want to help others achieve the same by making sure that they’re running right.

No matter who YOU are as a runner, I’d like to help you GROW and LEARN, mostly because it’s fun and I get a kick out of it. I believe that it will help improve your life. So many people have helped me along the way, and I’d like to pay it forward.


But there’s another angle to the idea of “Balanced Life Running.” Former Major League Pitcher Todd Stottemyre describes life as a spoked wheel. Each element of your life (work, family, religion, exercise) can be thought of as a spoke on that wheel. A balanced life means the spokes are all the correct length, thus things will roll  smoothly. However, if one of those spokes become too long, short, or missing, we’re left with a wobbly wheel. Life doesn’t roll as smoothly as it should, and we suffer as a result.

If you’ve found your way to this website, one of your “spokes” is undoubtedly running. I know how important that spoke is to your overall physical AND mental health and well-being, and I want to help you make sure that everything is properly aligned. That’s the other side to “Balanced Life Running.” 

My goal is to help keep the “running spoke” of your life wheel the right length considering the other spokes you might have, while also maximizing your running potential. We’ll do this by incorporating as many of the elements of training as you’d like, properly distributed based on the time you have, in order to keep you running injury-free. Your life is truly unique, and your coaching and training plans should be as well!

I look forward to helping you balance running with your life, as well as achieve a balanced, happy life with the help of running!