She was doing life from a position of complacency. Routines with little to no impact. Flipping the calendar month after month and year after year. Nothing to challenge her. Ugly, restless comfort. Then, life happened. Change was imminent. Change was necessary. Change was uncomfortable. Change required movement. Movement required a discomfort. Moving her mouth beyond her […]
Movement, Motherhood, and Choosing the Best My life has changed immensely since I began running over 28 years ago, but one thing has remained the same—the importance of movement in my life. Movement and family have been linked together for me since I was little. Some of my happiest memories are of the family hikes […]
I have been trying to come up with my word, and that’s not an easy task. Today, riding home from our first 25k of the year, my “mainbitchesforlife” helped me. My word is RESILIENT! I’m resilient as hell!!! The reason why I am is definitely because of running. I began to love running at 30. […]
Growing up as a kid who wore a prosthetic leg, humor played a huge role very early on in my life. Rather than being embarrassed or ashamed of my prosthetic leg, I used it as a prop to entertain myself and my friends, and doing this seemed to make others see my leg as something […]
I started Skirt Sports in 2004 by crossing the finish line of the 2004 Ironman Wisconsin – FIRST! Not only was this my first Ironman win, it was the culmination of an idea that had consumed me for a year – that women could be comfortable, badass AND cute! I created the first ever running skirt […]
My first skirt story took place only 2 years ago, but I am 100% converted to wearing Skirt Sports after my first experience. I have to admit, I resisted the skirt movement for years. I pride myself as being an individual, not one to follow the trends, to follow what the other ‘suburban moms’ are […]
I wasn’t always a runner. I was that girl who walked during the mile run in gym class and thought of running as a punishment for when things went wrong on the volleyball court. In 2009, that changed. Looking for an emotional outlet and a physical challenge, I took up running. Who would have believed […]
When I first started running several years ago, you never saw women running in skirts. So when one of my early running partners showed up for some of our runs wearing a running skirt, I didn’t know what to think. Then I realized how many people were asking her about her skirts and where she […]
Running changed my life. As a kid, I was not active. I grew up an “inside girl” who mostly enjoyed books, movies and knitting. Then I became a mom for the first time, then the second. Somehow after my second kid was born, the lack of me became even more real. My body no longer seemed my own.
Nine years ago when I was pregnant with my son, I learned my kidneys were failing, and I went from being a runner and athlete to trying to find the energy to get through the day.