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13 Things Running a Marathon Taught Me

13 Things Running a Marathon Taught Me

About sixteen years ago, back when I was in college, I got a wild idea. I heard somebody talking about their experience of running a marathon, and I was intrigued. She seemed like an average person, someone I could relate to, and yet she had done this unimaginable thing! She had run 26.2 miles! And she had lived to tell about it. Could I possibly do it too? I started to wonder… Before this, I had dabbled a bit in…

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My Trip to Eugene and Why I Always Cry

My Trip to Eugene and Why I Always Cry

Earlier this month, I went to Eugene, Oregon, with my dad and my 13-year-old son, Connor, where we spent four days watching the NCAA Track and Field Championships. As track enthusiasts (that may be a mild term, considering my son’s OBSESSION with pole vault, my dad being a track coach and having been to the NCAA Championships for nearly 20 straight years, and myself being willing to take babies, toddlers, and young children to our state track and field championships…

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Goal Setting and Living Life on Purpose

Goal Setting and Living Life on Purpose

Today marks SIX MONTHS until I go for it! This is something I have wanted to try for a long time, but through the last 14 years of pregnancies and babies, I just never felt the time was right. But now it is. And so six months from today, I will be running in the Huntsville Marathon, attempting to qualify for the Boston Marathon! Fifteen years ago, I was training for my first ever marathon. I had never run any…

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