My "Team"

I have had a ton of help to get me where I am. I can't even begin to thank these individuals and organizations for all of their support!


Coach: Jerry Schaubach. Jerry generously agreed to have me back as his athlete when I asked in September of 2015. Prior to that, for the majority of 2014-15, I worked with Chris Lundstrom and then trained without a coach. It just wasn't the same. Plus, if I'm going to chase after

I am so thankful I called Jerry back in 2010; his simple, straightforward plans and approach have brought me to a level I didn't think possible! I'm now excited to start the next chapter or my training with Chris and Pat!

Sports Psychologist: Dr. David Asp
If you haven't worked with a sports psychologist before, read my accounts and email Dr. Asp.  Seriously. []

Nutritionist: Donna Marlor and Rasa Troup
Both have helped in different ways to help me learn to fuel as best as possible - and to make that portion of training much simpler!

Training Partners: Craig, Jeff, Teresa, Marco and any other Northfield running company I can recruit!; Pat Foley; Gustavus and Carleton Women's XC Teams; Mesa; and last but not least my husband and life-long running buddy Nate!


I am very excited to work exclusively with UCAN's pre- and post-workout carbohydrate drink. If you've experienced energy or blood sugar issues or are a heavy carb-burner, check out my post here and consider giving their products a try! Use the code "UCANINSPIRE" for 15% off your online order!

Please feel free to email me with any questions you have &amp. Nutrition during training and racing has been a struggle of mine, so I'm very happy to share any tips and tricks I may have picked up along the way!

Mesa and I have run thousands of miles together with the help of Stunt Puppy's Stunt Runner. Absolutely in love! Use the code "MesaMiles15" to get 25% off your online order!

Even, though I have a good home gym set up, I always do just a little more when I'm at Northfield's Anytime Fitness - stretching, strength, core - so this is well worth the investment. Also, I love that I can get into any of their clubs across the country with my membership. It's helped tremendously when trying to cross train when traveling or when I just need a shower after a workout in the Cities!

I skeptically gave Nutrilite's multivitamins and other products a try in 2013. All vitamins should be the same right? I was proved very wrong. I use their Perfect Pack, which includes their Double X multivitamin, Concentrated Fruits and Vegetables, and Ocean Essentials. That way I'm making sure I'm regularly consuming 22 essential vitamins and minerals, 10+ servings of fruits and vegetables, and one serving of ocean fish every day.

What socks come with a lifetime warranty anymore? One that is no-questions-asked? Yeah, that's pretty awesome, especially when you tend to be pretty tough on them. Thank you, Feetures!, for supporting me and keeping my feet dry and happy! And also for the fun color choices!!! :)

Lynn at Massage Geek is hands down the BEST massage therapist I've found, and I've looked high and low. She is so good at finding any muscle fiber that is tight. Fun fact: she belongs to Mensa, and is a Gustie grad!

She has been generous enough to sponsor me AND the TNC team! Thank you, Lynn, for keeping me & the team healthy!!

If you'd like to help support me, Lynn has a "sponsors" massage link. By booking with her through this link (scroll to the bottom to select "Sponsor's Massage" and mentioning my name, you're helping me with my journey. Thank you in advance!!

I am in love with boom! nutrition's gels. I've tried almost every other gel brand out there, and after finding boom! will not go back. It's a perfect consistency (not too thick like GU and not too thin like PowerBar's gel), and is naturally flavored (think fruit puree instead of artificial flavors!). Gels are key for me late into a marathon.
I look forward to my muesli breakfast every morning! Truly, I am in love :). The ingredient list is nothing but wholesome, organic, and healthy ingredients. Plus, it's made right here in Minneapolis! What's more to love! They're now sold at Target - go check them out!

Best running store in the Twin Cities! Locations in St. Paul and Burnsville.Check them out! They're also really generous with discounts. Hard to beat expert service and a deal!