Operation Rising Phoenix

So, I probably should have explained WHY I wanted to share this journey with you.  (Damn concussion!)  I’m not that person who loves to be the center of attention.  Actually, I’m the exact opposite.  I’m that introvert who even on a good day needs to have a good friend with me to walk into a …

It All Changed with a Bang – Part 2

Yes, it all changed with a bang back on June 1, 2017 and it still hasn’t gotten back to normal.  I’m still struggling to find my new normal.  It’s over 5 full months later!  What the heck!!! I want my active life BACK!!!  I want all activities I took for granted back!! I want to …

Sabbatical

For months (since about May – after I ran the Coastal Delaware 9K) I’ve felt guilty for not running more, not exercising more, and for not taking better care of myself.  In the last two weeks I worked really hard to re-frame my thinking in a major way. I finally came to the conclusion that …

It All Changed With a Bang

The struggle has been so real this summer for Mama K-2.  Her days have been filled with twists, turns, sadness, love, fear, anger, and hope.  She wanted to share her long road in a short series with the wish that other Mamas receive this message: You are enough… despite all circumstances and all hardship, you …

Words of “Wisdom”?!?

Happy Heat Wave Friends!  I hope you are sitting in your favorite spot, drinking your favorite beverage with your favorite people, with your feet up and a happy smile! As I sit and enjoy some quiet time on vacation, I received a text from a friend asking my advice about running shoes. I started to …

Coastal Delaware Running Festival Race Re-Cap

First, I’d like to apologize for taking so long to post about this amazing running festival. I think there’s a huge part of me that wants to keep it a secret because it’s such a fantastic weekend event that I really don’t want anyone else to know about it. It’s our secret awesome place, but …

A love note to the Marathon Mamas

Dear Marathon Mamas, This is it! This Sunday, you four courageous women are going to step into your starting line corrals and begin the experience of a lifetime.  All the hours you’ve logged on the trail, around town, around another town, on the treadmill in the basement, on the treadmill at the YMCA, the snaking …