2022 Recap

My year in review 20 different races… 13 awards… and so many memories with the people I love. Runners really are phenomenal people! As 2022 passes into history, I’m grateful to remember what I’ve learned, experienced and how I’ve grown. The older I get, the more I realize it’s the simple things that bring happiness. [...]

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 [...]