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
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
We walked shoulder to shoulder, noticing the morning sun streaming through the tree branches, the birds singing, all while we reminisced over the highlights of the last ten years. Our … Continue reading A Walk Down Memory Lane
My oldest, truest friend in the world is running. I was only 5 years old when I first became enamored with the way it made my mind and body feel, … Continue reading Running Reinvented
My relationship with running has had its ups and downs since my kidney donation back in May of 2017. I was jogging only 17 days after surgery, and ran a … Continue reading A Renewed Relationship With Running
As the page on the calendar turns from August to Setpember, I can’t help but notice how different it feels this year versus the 9 years before it. There is … Continue reading From Coach to Spectator
Goals. Long term, short term, any term. I love them. I set them all the time, and I get a smile on my face every time I cross one off … Continue reading New Year, No Goals?
Well, it’s been a few weeks since I decided to pay attention to the discomfort in the bones of my feet, and I have mostly adjusted. I’m running short distances … Continue reading Goodbye 100, Hello Human
In 2004 I was training for the Chicago Marathon, my first attempt at 26.2 miles. I took it very seriously, followed my training plan to the letter, and on the … Continue reading Injured and Not Freaking Out? This is New…
Two days ago I ran my first 50 mile race – the North Face Endurance Challenge 50. The day brought humidity, a beautiful full moon at the start, great company, … Continue reading 4 Things I Learned From Running 50 Miles
Tomorrow is the big day – my first 50 miler! I have never run this far, so I’m mentally getting ready for anything. I’m ready for the hurt, the elation, … Continue reading The Ideal Relationship… Pacer Style