‘Determination was her mantra…’

This past year I tested my limits as a runner. I ran the most mileage in a month, in a week, in a single day. I also missed two marathons, one 20-mile race and a half marathon. There were six weeks in which I logged zero miles. There were several weeks when I failed to…

39

  My parents would have been married 39 years today. My dad hasn’t been around for the past 17. Cancer made sure of that. This day is always tough, and I feel for my mom more than she knows. My sister Brooke and I usually send flowers. We want our mom to know we’re thinking…

You can’t run if you’re injured.

In August, I regularly ran about 55 miles a week. This week, I was allowed to run two miles…across two days. I feel blessed, frustrated, grateful, annoyed. Mostly, I feel happy that I’m running again. Every minute running, even if it’s just one, is a minute more than I was able to run at this…

It’s the little things.

I had my first flat tire this morning. I was a few blocks away from a colleague’s house heading home around 1:30 a.m. when I hit a mancover. I knew right away I should have been more careful. The road was bad and under construction.  A few blocks down the road, I pulled over under…

Running for Good

Dear friends, As some of you already know, I’m running the Big Sur Marathon this April. Once again, I’ve decided to run on behalf of and raise money for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) in memory of my dad, who, at 46, died from multiple myeloma. His fight was painfully brief. A year and…