Reminiscing

Happy Thanksgiving! It’s been a little over 6 months since I ran my second Boston Marathon. After my first trip back east in 2019 to run the most iconic marathon in history didn’t go so well, (I actually dehydrated out and barely finished) In the med tent post race 2019 I wanted to go back [...]

The Balancing Act

Perhaps you’ve heard the popular turn of phrase “work-life balance”? You can find innumerable advertisements, books, YouTube videos, blogs, and even podcasts providing tips, tricks and hacks to acquiring and maintaining a “healthy” work-life balance. The older I get, I feel like I’m learning how a work-life balance fluctuates, because it’s never going to look [...]

Thanksgiving

It's that time of year again when the leaves have crisped, turned vibrant colors and made their way to the ground. Cool mornings and warm afternoons often mean a jacket when you leave the house and a wardrobe change for shorts due to sunshine and warmer temps by the time kids are out of school. [...]

The First Time

The first event I ever ran in was a 5k in the summer of 2008. It was called the “Love Your Body 5k” and was part of a larger women’s only event that held the same title, and was sponsored by a local radio station. As I pulled into the park, I remember being nervous [...]

She’s Simply Amazing Podcast

https://shes-simply-amazing.simplecast.com/episodes/amy-thackeray-on-resilience-after-trauma A few months ago I had to opportunity to share a little bit more of my healing journey. It's my hope that by being very personal, open and honest, there might be something in any of my experiences that could help another individual who's struggling. A special thanks to Carrie Brinton for her efforts [...]

Growing into the Ultra-Marathon

Winter in Utah's high desert climate is really challenging for me. For years I used to hide away from all the cold, wind and snow and pass my days inside on the treadmill. Every year when summer faded and fall's beauty swiftly left, I would struggle with seasonal depression. In 2016, I hit a tipping [...]

Enduring Well…

As I mentioned previously, the Timp half-marathon was one of my planned summer racing events. Saturday morning began early with my thoughts focused on the people I was running for. I woke up at 3:00am to get ready when I received a Facebook notification that my husband’s aunt, NaTel had passed away only 2 hours [...]

A Pleasant Surprise

A few weeks ago, Coach Paul and I had a discussion about the remainder of my summer racing season. With my next marathon about 70 days away, it's important to find the balance between training and racing. I found out last fall just how delicate that balance can be when I ran 3-half marathons, three [...]