2018 Goal = FULL IRONMAN

Sometimes it’s good to take a chance and register for a race you don’t know if you’ll be able to finish even though it makes you feel nervous, intimidated, and full of self-doubt.  I felt that way with my first half marathon, and then again with my first Half Ironman, and now again as IContinue reading “2018 Goal = FULL IRONMAN”

Adapting & Giving Back – Interview with Craig Towler

For this blog I interviewed Craig Towler, who started an organization called the Amputee Concierge in order to help people find answers to their questions and connect them with resources following limb loss.  I first heard about Craig shortly after the incident that lead to amputation of his legs happened, and was recently connected withContinue reading “Adapting & Giving Back – Interview with Craig Towler”

Believing in Yourself

“If you don’t believe in yourself, neither will anyone else.” This is the quote I chose to include with my senior photo in our high school yearbook a good fourteen years ago, and it’s interesting to reflect back on this concept. I absolutely gain strength through those who believe in me, and I know IContinue reading “Believing in Yourself”

Colorado Columbines Speech

On November 4, 2017, I was the keynote speaker at an annual awards luncheon for the Colorado Columbines Women’s Running Club.  This great group of women support each other and host runs throughout the year, and it was an honor to speak at this celebration.     I wanted to give a little background, soContinue reading “Colorado Columbines Speech”

Reframing the Fail

To fall short, to be unsuccessful, to disappoint the expectations or trust of, to be deficient in – these are phrases Merriam-Webster uses to define the word “fail.”  Lack of success, a falling short, one that has failed – this is what the dictionary says it means to be a failure.  No offense to Merriam-Webster,Continue reading “Reframing the Fail”

Sparking the Positivity Snowball

When Nicole DeBooom had me on her podcast, Run this World with Nicole DeBoom, we talked about being different and Nicole included “Rocking Your Differences” in the podcast title because that concept resonated with her.  If you haven’t listened to Nicole’s podcast, I encourage you to check it out.  She has interviewed many amazing andContinue reading “Sparking the Positivity Snowball”

Race Day Flexibility

The Boulder Half Ironman this past weekend was my “A” race for the 2017 season.  It’s THE thing I’ve been working towards since coming back from breaking my rib late last summer.  I had other important races and goals this year, but nothing was as important to me as this race (as far as athleticContinue reading “Race Day Flexibility”

Hard Work, Persistence, and Goal Crushing

  One thing I remember clearly from my first race – the Bellco Colfax 5k – in 2013 is how utterly exhausted I was upon finishing.  Zach and I went to Denver Biscuit Company afterwards and all I really wanted to do was take a nap (even before devouring my sleep-inducing biscuit with sausage, mapleContinue reading “Hard Work, Persistence, and Goal Crushing”

Choosing Amputation – Alina’s Story

For this blog I interviewed my friend Alina Miller who elected to have her leg amputated following a traumatic injury.  Everyone’s situation and circumstances are different, but hopefully others might find Alina’s story helpful in their own journey whether that journey involves choosing between amputation and saving a limb or any other tough decision you may be havingContinue reading “Choosing Amputation – Alina’s Story”

Why I Run

I originally wrote this for the Achilles International-Colorado blog in October, but I wanted to share it on here as well. — We were in the first quarter mile of a Monday evening Achilles workout in Wash Park and I turned to my running buddy Jessica and asked, “You know when I like running?”  SheContinue reading “Why I Run”