Back in February, I found out that through a lottery, I’d won a spot in the 2017 Tri for a Cure! I was soooo excited, knowing from my 2016 experience what an amazing event it is. So for the last 10 weeks, I’ve been swimming, cycling, and running in preparation for the big day! As… Continue reading Tri for a Cure….Take 2!
Last year, I participated in my first triathlon. It had been YEARS (probably at least a decade!) since I had been on a bike…so that needed to change! Ruthie found a deal on a bike for me on Craigslist and I started training with Doug, as he’s been a cyclist for quite some time. I… Continue reading It’s Not Hard, It’s Just Up
Yesterday, my running buddy, Audrey, celebrated her third birthday…in heaven. I received many encouraging messages and comments from friends and family, which carried me through the day. I’ve had a couple of friends ask about her, about how we came to be connected and what #irunforaudrey means. I figured I should take the time to… Continue reading #irunforaudrey
The other day at work, a colleague walked by my office and poked her head in to say hi. “How are you?” she asked. My automatic reply…”I’m fine, how are you?” “Are you really ok?” she asked, concern in her voice and on her face. I shook my head. My throat closed up and my… Continue reading No, really….how are you?
Hello 2017!!! We know there’s nothing magical about January 1, but it is a good day to think about what we want to do over the next year. The time of reflection is done…now it’s time for action! I don’t make new year’s resolutions…I set goals! Badass goals! Why write goals at the beginning of… Continue reading Promises, promises…
“I’m fat.” I’ll never forget the day I first told myself those words. I was probably 8 or 9 years old. My mom had bought a box of Ding Dongs while out shopping and brought them home as a treat for us kids. I held one of the foil wrapped, cream-filled, chocolate covered cakes and… Continue reading “I’ve kept this in my closet to remind me…”
Free hotel nights! 🙂 We had enough ‘points’ saved up from previous stays to earn TWO free nights at the Crowne Plaza in Old Town Alexandria! And the beds at this hotel were heavenly. It made it very hard to get up and get going! But, we had more fun things planned so we hit… Continue reading Maine or Bust: Moving Day 29