It’s New Year’s Eve. My last post was three days before I finally became DEBT FREE. Since then I have exhaled, replaced my clothes that had holes in them (except … Continue reading My First Debt-Free New Year’s of my Adult Life!
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.
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
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
My mind was a back and forth between self doubt and compassion all day. It was the day before the Madison Half Marathon. 5 months and 19 days since my … Continue reading Half Marathon, Half the Kidneys. My First Race Post Donation.
When I first started telling people closest to me that I planned to donate my kidney to a stranger, there was one question that nearly everyone asked. ‘What about your … Continue reading Kidney Donation – An Athlete’s Experience
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
Do you ever take a step back from your life and really examine how you got to where you are? I did this recently and was amazed to realize that the major … Continue reading 5 Small Things that Created ALL the Things
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