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
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…
A few days ago, I read a Facebook post by a good friend and photographer, David DuChemin. David writes, “What if art has always been, in some deeply human way, cathartic for us? What if we used art as a way to respond to the heartache and the fear and the thoughts and emotions we… Continue reading Release
No one stole my joy. That thief tried, but he didn’t get it. A few days ago, I poured my heart on this blog, talking about my difficulty when it comes to social media and making unhealthy comparisons with other people. I didn’t mean for it to come across as negative, but when I re-read… Continue reading Personal Best
“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…”