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 [...]

Treatment Tuesday Prep Run

Knowing I will be exclusively cross-training for a while, I opted to get up early and get my day started off right. My muscles were still sore from Saturday's race but the low mileage, slow pace and relatively flat course felt good on the knee. Today brings PRP treatment #1 and the start of my [...]

AF Canyon Run Against Cancer Half- Marathon

A couple of weeks ago when I met with doctors to discuss treatment for my knee, the question was when should I start? Initially I wanted to start immediately, but when I was informed I would need to avoid running for a while, I opted to delay the procedure. I knew I had the AF [...]

Between a Rock and a Hard Place…

I’ve had a couple of days to process the information the doctor provided when we met to discuss my knee pain and resulting MRI. I now find myself somewhere between a rock and a hard place. In order to understand the complexity of my exercise choices and decisions, let me briefly go back 22 years. [...]

Inner Dialogue

On Friday, the doctor finally called me back with my MRI results and news I really wasn't prepared to hear. It was his professional opinion that I should "strongly reconsider running." My first thought was, "what? He can't be serious?" Immediately I started asking questions and was quickly told to schedule another appointment so we [...]

Running with Heart

Happy Memorial Day- or if you're a little old fashioned, "Decoration Day." Normally every Memorial Day, we opt to run a 5k as a family to honor those who've faithfully served our country and even made the ultimate sacrifice protecting our freedoms. Runtastic events hosts the Run of Remembrance, a local 5k or 10k race [...]

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 [...]