Reflections of Gratitude

"Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep the faith, it will be worth it in the end...” unknown💗✌️ Exactly one year ago today, I ran the Phoenix Marathon and due to the efforts of an amazing coach, years of hard work and divine assistance, I qualified for the Boston [...]

Victory

“The future is but the present a little further on...” Jules Vern 🌎 Small victories often make the biggest difference. 😁Today’s long run featured success sipping water while running. While that might not seem like a big deal to any other runner out there, for someone like me with Crohn’s disease or other gastric issues [...]

2018- Year in Review

I'm not much of a "resoluter" as in, "It's a brand New Year, go out and change your life, because this is your time..." Personally, dealing with a compromised immune system and multiple-health challenges doesn't require much more motivation than simple memory recall. When you're not feeling well, you learn to value the days you do. However, [...]

The Historic Boston Marathon

Okay folks, I'm so excited! Approximately 205 days ago I woke up feeling optimistic and nervous for my second attempt to run The Phoenix Marathon and qualify for the historic Boston Marathon. I trained all winter in cold and snowy Utah and felt prepared despite some Achilles Tendinitis that popped up late in January when [...]

Elephant Rock Trail Run (Mueller Park)

Near Bountiful, Utah is a lovely respite called Mueller Park. Often considered a hidden gem among trail runners, Mueller Park features well established trails that are excellent for running, mountain biking and even backpacking. About a month ago a local running friend mentioned the Elephant Rock Trail Race which features a 7-mile, half-marathon and full [...]

Motivation Monday

Life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change and actually doing something about any situation you don't like. Everyone has a turning point, but only you can decide if you're ready to change. These pictures were taken exactly 8 years years apart and feature my oldest and youngest child at the [...]

The Good-old Days 🚣🏻‍♂️

Do you remember what you were you doing 23 years ago? I was a single college student trying to figure out life, and on the women's rowing team at Wichita State University. While I'm still trying to figure out life and have gained a hubby and 5 kids, rowing has once again come front and [...]