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about the bookish athlete

the bookish athlete is all about helping you get more from your training by learning more about yourself. This is a place where great minds train alike. Bookish athletes learn, grow, and improve through training … but also through things like reading (both fiction and non-fiction), reflecting, journaling, and developing self-awareness on the trails, in the pool, from the saddle, and beyond.

the bookish athlete values

Has your training ever felt disorganized or lacked direction? Or perhaps you’ve experienced boredom or burnout? Or maybe you feel like every training plan you start is actually designed for someone else?

Trust me, I know how you feel. Which is why the bookish athlete values:

purpose

to provide direction and an understanding of where you’re headed and why

structure

to make time to enjoy the things you love (like training, reading, etc.)

progress

to make steady improvements that add up to long-term results

individuality

to follow the path that’s best for you, your experience, and your goals

purpose

to provide direction and an understanding of where you’re headed and why

structure

to make time to enjoy the things you love (like training, reading, etc.)

progress

to make steady improvements that add up to long-term results

individuality

to follow the path that’s best for you, your experience, and your goals

about-carrie-jesse

hi, i’m carrie

I’ve been a coach for about 20 years and an endurance athlete and reader for longer than that. I created the bookish athlete to encourage athletes to experience endurance training as more than a workout on a spreadsheet. Blending endurance training with learning through reading and personal growth helps you figure out who you are and what you’re capable of.

a little more about me

  • M.S. Exercise Physiology

  • B.S. Health & Exercise Science

  • Lifelong reader, swimmer, and trail runner

  • Member of an amazing team – my husband, Paul, and our Corgi, Orion

  • Currently living in the mountains of Colorado at a little over 9,000 ft

  • If I were an animal, I’d be a sea turtle.

  • On the Enneagram, I’m a 9.

  • I drink hoppy beer – bitter is better.

  • My favorite time to eat avocado is all the time.

  • I love to rearrange furniture – it drives my husband nuts and makes the dog very nervous.

about-carrie-jesse

hi, i’m carrie

I’ve been a coach for about 20 years and an endurance athlete and reader for longer than that. I created the bookish athlete to encourage athletes to experience endurance training as more than a workout on a spreadsheet. Blending endurance training with learning through reading and personal growth helps you figure out who you are and what you’re capable of.

a little more about me

  • M.S. Exercise Physiology

  • B.S. Health & Exercise Science

  • Lifelong reader, swimmer, and trail runner

  • Member of an amazing team – my husband, Paul, and our Corgi, Orion

  • Currently living in the mountains of Colorado at a little over 9,000 ft

  • If I were an animal, I’d be a sea turtle.

  • On the Enneagram, I’m a 9.

  • I drink hoppy beer – bitter is better.

  • My favorite time to eat avocado is all the time.

  • I love to rearrange furniture – it drives my husband nuts and makes the dog very nervous.

Personal goals and curiosity have fueled my drive to tackle marathons, open water swims, and triathlons. I’ve learned a lot, but I haven’t done all the work and training alone. And you don’t have to either! If you’re looking for guidance and support, check out these tools and resources:

coaching
blog posts
@thebookishathlete

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