Distance Traveled Endurance

When I first started The Distance Traveled blog and my related social media accounts I was training for the NYC Marathon. I started it as an opt-in channel for my loved ones to follow my training so I didn’t drive everyone nuts with my running posts. I never expected to have hundreds of followers including strangers on the other side of the globe! Or to be coaching for that matter. The Distance Traveled comes from one of my favorite Pre quotes, “Success isn’t how far you got, but the distance you traveled from where you started.” I still love the quote and feel like it is appropriate, but The Distance Traveled doesn’t feel like it fits anymore.

At the beginning of the year I started to shift my online presence to Distance Traveled Endurance. I will still be blogging about my personal training, but in addition will also be posting about all kinds of running, training, and adventure related things. There may even be some guest posts!

Along with the name shift I have designed a logo for Distance Traveled Endurance and created a merchandise store. I have also redesigned the site including adding some new imagery and updating content so take a look around!

I’m really excited about this next chapter and look forward to hearing from you on how you are liking the improvements. If you have something that you would like for me to write about, please let me know in the comments.




A little about the animal in the logo, it is a pronghorn antelope. They are the fastest land mammal in the Western Hemisphere and are the second fastest land mammal behind the cheetah. They can sustain fast speeds longer than the cheetah and it is said that the pronghorn evolved its running ability to escape from extinct predators such as the American cheetah. (The pronghorns are the last of their family that used to hang around during the last ice age.) They complete one of the longest overland migrations that covers more than 160 mi. And compared to their body size they have large hearts. So in short, these animals are fast, but also have great endurance–enough to outlast the speedy cheetah–and have big hearts.

The Distance Traveled

So I’ve been wanting to start a blog for awhile now, but had the most frustrating time trying to think of an appropriate name. I ended up drawing inspiration from a Steve Prefontaine quote:

“Success isn’t how far you got, but the distance you traveled from where you started.”

I find it fitting given my evolution from partier and couch potato, to a challenged runner and adventurer, to what will now be a marathoner in training. It’s been a long journey and it is about to take on a whole new life as I prepare to run the 2015 NYC Marathon.