I quit a training run last weekend. I had 14 miles planned. I was dressed perfectly for the temps, had my nutrition with me, had the route picked out, and … Continue reading Why I’m Proud of a Run I Didn’t Finish.
I’ve been on a journey to pay off my debt since September of 2017. I’ve made budgets, scaled back, sold things, walked dogs for extra cash, and said no to … Continue reading Budgeting for Compassion
Next week is Thanksgiving. In a lot of people’s minds, this kicks off a shit show of a stressful 2 months of being overcommitted, overfed, and broke. Today I want … Continue reading Holiday Season Challenge – Permission to Say No
Something comes over me every November. I know that cold and darkness are right around the corner, so I’ll be spending more time inside. And secondly, we’re about to start … Continue reading Minimalism and Identifying What is Truly Most Important
First off, if you have no clue what I’m talking about when I say ‘hold the pen’, give this a quick skim first. Okay, now that we have that out … Continue reading Hold the Pen – What I’m Tinkering With This Week
I’m obsessed with two things. 1 – Personal growth 2 – Tinkering These two things go incredibly well together. I’m always working on something, learning about something, and mulling over … Continue reading It’s Time to Hold The Pen
A dream came true today. I was featured in an article in Runner’s World. I remember when I first aspired to this. I was 19 years old, working at a … Continue reading Decide What To Be And Go Be It.
One week from tomorrow I will be toeing the line of a 50 mile trail race. Last time I did a 50 miler I had two kidneys. This time I … Continue reading Preparing to Run a 50 Mile Race With One Kidney
11 months ago today I sat at a table for dinner up in Minneapolis. Next to me was my then boyfriend (about to be my ex-boyfriend), and his buddy. We … Continue reading 11 Months Into My Debt Free Journey – A Financial Update and 5 Tools for Financial Traction
As my kidney donation date neared in spring of 2017 I began to feverishly search on-line for examples of endurance athletes that donated and went on to still compete. I … Continue reading Living Kidney Donor – It’s Time to Get Back to Ultras
I had grand aspirations of writing a lot once I moved to Colorado. I wanted to share nearly real time the wins, the challenges, the vulnerable moments, and the excitement … Continue reading My New Chapter in Colorado!
Yesterday I woke up out of a dead sleep at 2am with a very specific thought on my mind. In 20 years I will be 60 years old. Really? Let … Continue reading 20 Years Forward, 20 Years Back