This has been an incredible week as a runner.
As a fairly new person to the world of running (I ran my first 1/2 block just this past February at 250 pounds) I believe there are events in your life that shape you as a runner. There is of course the first time [...]
Today’s Team in Training run is dedicated to Maria and her Mom.
It’s not easy writing about how Leukemia/Lymphoma affects your life. I asked Maria to share her story with me a while back and at first she was very willing. I know all too well that at first we think we’re ready [...]
Today’s run is dedicated to Natalie and her niece Olivia!
Olivia was diagnosed with Leukemia when she was 2 years old. It was a scary time for all of us, but most especially for my brother and my sister-in-law. Olivia is their youngest child. As a baby she was a very vivacious happy [...]
I don’t know how to explain my eating yesterday.
The only thing I can say about it is I started eating at 9am and I didn’t stop eating until sometime after 6pm. I feel like it was some sort of day dream. It went something like this: I got up yesterday morning and [...]
I was going to dedicate this week’s Team in Training Run to my Grandmother but this story was passed on to me and the entire team is dedicating our run to this courageous family.
Some nights, Bill Aven walks into his daughter’s bedroom to watch her sleep, just [...]
A little over a week ago I took on the idea of changing the Amica half marathon into a full marathon if I could reach a certain amount of donations in my Team in Training fundraising. For three days I lost sleep, I didn’t eat and I gained three pounds due to the stress [...]
I’ve never met Ashley face to face but we share two things in common: We’re fighting to regain control of our lives by making healthier choices and we’ve both lost our moms. I chose Ashley to be my first story and to be the first dedicated run because she has so much love for [...]
Every Saturday until November I’ll be running with Team in Training as I prepare to cry scream scratch punch crawl walk run across the finish line of the Amica half marathon November 28th. I want to dedicate Saturday runs to people affected by Leukemia/Lymphoma.
This is where you get to help me.
I have some pretty amazing friends. Many of whom I’ve never laid eyes on. We all share one thing in common: Fighting for our lives to regain control of our bodies. When I first starting blogging this journey back in February I was clueless about how large the online community was and immediately connected [...]
Running saved my life.
6 months ago I couldn’t run half a block. I couldn’t run for 30 seconds without having to stop and catch my breath. I was obese and depressed. Life for me had come to a stand still and I didn’t know what to do to change that. I knew [...]