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 [...]

Girls on the Run 5k

In early March, my daughter asked if she could participate in a running program she'd heard about at school but couldn't remember the name. Intrigued, I hopped on Google and together we searched girls running programs. The first site offered was a non-profit organization called Girls on the Run, and my daughter confirmed that was the [...]

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 [...]

Time for Change

It was once said that the only constant in life is change. Sometimes we have an opportunity to anticipate an upcoming change, but more often than not, change just shows up one day and the adjustment process begins. About a month ago I was running near my home and enjoying a beautiful spring day. I [...]

Shaking-up the Shuffle

Even though I've been running for 10 years, I didn't call myself a "runner" until I completed my first half-marathon in March of 2012. Crossing my first half-marathon finish line, I was amazed and overwhelmed that I had actually run 13 miles. I'd been running consistently for over 4 years, but a childhood of physical, [...]