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When sh*t happens

If you race, you know the risks. One little detail, within or outside of your control, can go wrong, and your day is over. It can be your equipment, gear or your own body. All the months of training, both physical and mental, down the toilet in a moment. It’s devastating. And it’s happened to […]

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My Road To Boston

Today I hit “register” for the Boston Marathon… This is something I’ve been wanting to do for four years now. I love long distance running but I don’t love “fast” long distance running. That being said, I knew I wanted to someday run the Boston Marathon. The history. The camaraderie. The grandeur. So four years […]

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Running with Your Heart

Growing up, I wasn’t athletic – I was more of the bookworm-type. I did run cross country in junior high, but wasn’t very good at it. I came in last or close to last at the races. Every time I finished running, I felt like I was going to die; I guess that is what […]

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Confessions of a Food Addict

I was talking to someone about how hard it was to lose weight and she said, “It’s HARD. You know how hard it is… well, but you’re so skinny…” implying that because I’ve lost the weight, I don’t know how difficult weight loss can be.  I get these kinds of comments all the time.  And […]

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My Twisted Sense of Body Image

“Whoa!” I exclaimed, “ It looks like my leg grew back!”  After years of prosthetic legs that were made to look “real” but always left something to be desired and an eventual switch to the completely bionic look, I finally looked down at what appeared to be two human legs.  My left and right calves, […]

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Your Life Your Way

Earlier this year I decided that I would throw my life (and my family’s life) into disarray and figure out how to leave Boulder, leave work, leave home, for over a month. I felt a craving in my soul to do something different. I know that this is exactly what I need to grow, as […]

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Rise Above

I was recently asked…”How do you “rise above’ and continue to push your limits when some people try to hold you back?” To even respond on the ‘how’ in present speaking I have to take you back to my past which has created the woman I am today. To start off, I am the only […]

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48 Seconds

I FINISHED IRONMAN BOULDER !!! I am still telling this to myself over and over today because I still don’t believe it, and I still look at an Ironman as an insurmountable feat even though I just did one yesterday.  I think it’s going to take a while for the gravity of what I just […]