<span class="vcard">Taryn</span>

Sport for Girls at the Collegiate Level #NGWSD

Well this is my second attempt at this blog as I wrote quite an insightful first blog only to have it crash on my iPad before it saved. So I apologize if this isn't as insightful as I had originally done the first time. Sport has had a huge impact on my life as a girl. This is pretty apparent as a cross country and track coach at the University of Louisvil

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Trials Highlights

The opportunity to experience the 2012 US Olympic Marathon Trials was pretty special. At times I think I was more nervous for Ryan than he was for himself (which was probably a good thing.) Beyond the hype, the glitz and glamour of the race, the coolest thing about the weekend was the support from our friends and family.  We were pretty lucky and blessed to

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The Trials

With all the hype around this upcoming weekend I thought I would make my own video attempt at adding to the fun and excitement.  Enjoy!! The Trials

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Happy New Year

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. T. S. Eliot It's been quite a while since I have had the opportunity to put thoughts together as I am constantly going a million miles a minute. My focus the past few months has been developing as a coach and im

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Life Changes and Moves

This blog has been a long time coming and took me a bit longer to get too than I expected.  But life has been full of unexpected events in the past few months.  As of July 1st I was officially named to the University of Louisville cross country/track & field coaching staff.  While, I am sad to leave an amazing group of women at Western Michigan, I am

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Disturb the Universe

"Do I dare Disturb the universe? In a minute there is time For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse." — T.S. Eliot Crazy, is all I can say to sum up the whirl wind of the past month since my last blog post.  So much has happened since May, that I can barely believe it hasn’t even been a month.  So here’s a bit of a recap and sea

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“Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity.”

As I relayed in my last blog I was not having the best attempts at racing the past few goes at it.  I have tried not to “ride the rollercoaster” but it has been difficult.  However, Sunday I was able to triumph over these negative emotions, complete my second ever half marathon, PR by almost 2 minutes, and even be victorious in our now hometown of Kala

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“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

Exhausted, drained, and wiped are not necessarily the words one should be describing they feel heading into a half but they seem to have been my "feel" words the past few days.  It's been a turbulent past few weeks, molding and grooming the girls to race their absolute best at the end of the season.  You push yourself or your athletes to the physical break

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“April is the cruelest month”

"APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain." -TS Eliot Though I am thankful the snow is officially all melted (for good I hope) I am still longing for spring sunshine.  We've been relatively lucky this spring with weather for our track meets, but getting qu

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“If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?”

Trains, planes, and automobiles has been the story of my life the past few weeks.  I had originally started this blog almost two weeks ago, only getting the chance now to actually sit down and write it entirely.  This past weekend I traveled to Mt. Sac Relays with all intentions of running in the 10k in addition to balancing my coaching responsibilities. 

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