From the moment I started running, or attempting to run, I wanted to look like a runner. When I was overweight and starting to run, I was afraid of running outside. I didn’t want people driving by, see me and judge. I didn’t want them to think or know I was only pretending to be […]

Every morning you wake up – you have a choice. You can focus on all that discourages you OR you can focus on what encourages you. Discouraging things can come in the form of huge things – like a close family member getting diagnosed with breast cancer OR they can come in the form of […]

Lately it seems that corners I turn are filled with negativity. Someone telling me I did something wrong. Someone telling me I didn’t call them enough. Someone telling me that they didn’t like a picture I posted. Someone telling me I didn’t tell them about a race I decided to run. Someone telling me that I didn’t […]

Today I ran my 20th marathon. It’s always surreal to me when my words are the words that help me the most. It’s why I blog. I love inspiring others but most of all I write every word for myself. To document my journey. To give me STRONG when I don’t have any. To learn. […]

Saturday I woke up and knew I needed to run 20 miles – my last long run before Boston. Twitter and facebook haunted me as countless runners posted pictures and comments of how great their final long run went. It didn’t motivate me. It made me frustrated. I didn’t want to run long. I was […]

I write and re-write blogs posts in my head every day. Sometimes I get a chance to type them up – others are lost forever because I can not find the time to put the words down. Still others I start remain drafts for various reasons. Yesterday in the car I started this post. I […]

Are you a runner? Want to find the perfect baby name that pays homage to the sport you love? Here are 26.2 suggestions of names related to running. Mile 1: Miles [Marine Corps Marathon mascot] Mile 2: Dash Mile 3: Cadence Mile 4: Chase Mile 5: Molly [Molly Huddle – US  5000m record holder & […]

I have until now not written much about weight and nutrition. This is the first of many posts to come. I as always will be brutally honest. All I ask is when you read these posts you take into consideration my feelings. I am a real person who has ups and downs. If you have […]

Recently someone remarked that I have very patient kids in order to run so many miles with them. I had to laugh a little. Patient and my children are not two things that I ever think of together. Maybe their lack of patience comes…ahem…ahem…from their mom…. You may wonder then how on earth I can […]

I said it. My thighs rub. They do. After a weekend of totally overeating I needed to run this morning. When I say overeating I do not mean the run of the mill oh-I-let-loose and ate a little too much. I mean I ate a disgusting amount of food this weekend. Part of it was […]

Some of my favorite Bible Verses for running and racing: Mile 1: Be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of age. Matthew 28:20 Mile 2: The Lord will work out his plans for my life. Psalm 138:8 Mile 3: I tell you the truth, if you had faith even […]