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 …

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 …

Sherpa or Fairy Godmother?

So our running group knows that I am pretty much the Sherpa when it comes to our runs.  I am always prepared with fuel, hydration, sometimes pepper spray, phone for photos and tunes if needed, napkins in case someone didn’t get to poop before we met up.  If there’s something you might need, it’s likely …

When It Doesn’t Even Feel Like Training

There comes a point in time when you finally turn the corner from dreading workouts or runs to looking forward to it for days because it becomes the time you need and want most during the week.  I find myself now waiting all week in excited anticipation for our Sunday morning trail runs that have become …

“The Face of Victory” – Tara

Got the Nerve? Sprint Triathlon Meet Tara.  Tara is a #dangerouslyawesome Mama that has an incredible Wonder Woman tattoo on her right forearm.  Tara is no joke.  Tara’s body does whatever Tara’s mind says it should do.  Tara is a gifted therapist, mother, and athlete.  But most of all, Tara stands for truth, for love, …