Whenever stages of my running begin anew, there have always been difficult periods of transition and anxiety that go along with it. Whether it was going from Junior High to High School, High School to College, College to Pros, changing coaches over the years, or where I’m at now Pro to racer/advocate- there are always challenges and self-doubt along the way. I would wonder if I was good enough, if I would fit in. This doesn’t just apply to running, we all are constantly trying to survive overwhelming Year Ones.
Let's just say the hype around The Kara Collection refuses to quit, and It's not hard to guess why. Kara is pretty epic so naturally her clothes are eipic too (pieces from that collection were a day of launch purchase for many of us here at the Nest). While Kara was in Seattle shooting the collection I went on a training run with her and on the inside my 22 year old, post-collegiate self, was losing my mind. Here I was on a casual run talking about life, and racing, and the experiences inbetween, but... with Kara Goucher. It's not everyday you get a glimpse into the mind, and life of an elite athlete, which is exactly why I wanted to share the following pieces.