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January 14, 2018

It's my identifier.  It's unpredictable.  It's impetuous.  It's rambunctious.  It's my hair.

This autumn, it will be six years since I've had a substantial haircut.  After a traumatic experience left me feeling lost and vulnerable, my hair provided a symb...

December 29, 2017

I was hitting my marks.  My pace was on target.  My distance was met.  I felt proud sharing my accomplishments with my coach.  My running watch became an extension of me.  It dictated my performance and gave statistics that categorized my effort.  My interest in my res...

November 22, 2017

I've never had a commanding voice.  I spoke too quietly causing many people I conversed with to lean in a bit in an effort to catch a fraction of what I was saying.  Maybe, subconsciously, it gave me the opportunity to retract quickly should my comments offend anyone a...

November 9, 2017

We are all filled with unnecessary insecurities when it comes to running. I'm not fast enough. I'm too big to run.  I'm too small to run. I don't look like a runner. I'm too old to run. I don't run far enough. The list is endless and defeating. Earlier this year, I had...

October 19, 2017

We all know the feeling.  You are tired.  You are worn-out.  You have a million other things on your mind weighted down by obligation.  Fingers crossed, you gaze down at your training schedule hoping to see "rest day" or, ideally, "eat junk food and watch tv". But no,...

October 9, 2017

My heart is so full.  Yesterday, I had the pleasure of witnessing the greatness of some truly amazing people at the 2017 Sticks n' Stones Trail Race.  Some of you even reached out to connect with me personally and share in the glow of your experience.  You made me laug...

October 2, 2017

Three sentences.  That was all I asked for when I sent a quick message to a few people asking why running was important to them.  I was looking to add some text to pages of our website.  I reached out to local runners to give them an opportunity to share their voice....

September 28, 2017

Trail racing.  The blood...the sweat...the tears...the mud!  At the forefront of it all, the community of trail racers that brave the terrain, shoulder to shoulder, has to be among the most resilient, engaging, and inspiring group of people I have ever met.  I love the...

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