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 [...]

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, [...]

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 Heber Run for Autism 5k

Runners are goal-oriented planners. When we’ve paid the race fee, we’re committed to an event, so short-term training helps measure progress and work towards the goals accountability. It’s empowering to set your heart and mind towards a goal and then go out and make it happen. Often, runners plan an entire year of racing, breaking [...]

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 [...]