Articles by Courtney Davis

Van Support: How I Reached The Beach

Reach The Beach is a relay race that stretches over 200 miles from the Mountains of New Hampshire to the state’s coastal shores, and tests the physical, as well as mental fortitude of 12 teammates.  It’s a race that will not only change your perspective on running, but life in general. I’m a stubborn runner. […]

Running Groups and Sisterhood: How Black Girls Run Changed My Running Journey

There was once a time when I hated running. You couldn’t get me to run ten feet. A little bit of healthy sibling rivalry changed that for me. Over the past two years, I watched my sister complete half and full marathons, collecting medals along the way, and decided to give running more of a […]

My Experiences as a Guide Runner for the Boston Marathon

When Josh Warren, of the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, first asked me to guide at Boston 4 years ago, I of course said yes. But shortly after agreeing, I also became the most nervous and anxious I’d been in a long time. I instantly started sweating, and I hadn’t even laced […]

8 Easy Tips to Enjoy Running with Asthma

I can remember the first day that I had my first asthma attack like it was yesterday. I was in the third grade and I was playing kickball at recess. I kicked the ball and ran as fast as I could. Once I reached home base I tried to catch my breath, but I couldn’t. […]

My Time with Simon

I had the amazing opportunity to be a part of Simon Wheatcroft‘s journey from Boston to NYC! I’m no stranger to the visually impaired community, having guided David Kuhn at the last three Boston Marathons on Team With a Vision. So when I heard of Simon’s adventure, it was a must that I reach out and […]

My Wake Up Call

I started running and using Runkeeper December 14, 2012, I went from Couch Potato to Ultra Marathon Trail Runner in just one year and I lost a combined 70lbs. On February 8th I completed my first ever 50-mile Ultra Marathon Trail Race.  Back in 2010, after having some tests ran during a checkup with a family […]