Why I've decided to drop down from the half marathon distance to the 10K distance for my upcoming race, and why it's been the best decision I've made for myself this summer race season. I had a great start to the year running wise. I ran my first official 10K which was an awesome way … Continue reading Race Transfers
It's hard to remember a time in my life when I didn't have an early morning wake up call. For many athletes, it's pretty typical to wake up during the very early morning hours to get a workout in. Early morning workouts are associated with chasing dreams, determination, and motivation. (Some may say a little … Continue reading Why I’ve Learned to Love 4:30am Wake Up Calls
Once upon a time, I was just your average 22 year old. I had just finished my collegiate swimming career, graduated college, and I thought I was healthiest I'd ever be in my life. Little did I know that in three months, my life would change completely. In the weeks leading up to my yearly … Continue reading How I Didn’t Let My Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis Get the Best of Me
This week has been one that I have looked forward to for many months: the week of my first marathon. I have A LOT of feelings right now, mostly excitement, but part of me also can’t believe that it’s almost May 18. I started training for this race on December 3. It’s been 23 weeks … Continue reading No More Training Left
This is my running buddy, Jess. We are co-workers turned good friends who a little more than a year ago decided that we could totally run 3 miles for coffee and donuts. I don't think either of us expected that race to turn us into avid runners, let alone lead to training for our first … Continue reading Dear Jess (An Ode to My Running Buddy)
Unless you've been living under a rock, you're probably aware of the staggering amount of women who've gone for runs, but never returned home. For many us, running is a time where we can clear our minds. It's our happy place. A place where we are at peace. Imagine going out for your run, only … Continue reading Why I Run With Pepper Spray
Welcome! If you're stumbling across this blog for the first time, or maybe you found my way here through my Instagram, you may be wondering who exactly Will Run For Insulin is. Allow me to give you a formal introduction. Who am I? My name is Sam, and I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes … Continue reading Who Is Will Run For Insulin?