So it’s been 9 months, and I finally gave “birth” via c-incision (chest) to a .5 ounce pointy headed “baby” with it’s umbilical (catheter) still attached. It’s name is PORTia. We chose this name because every time we see it, it will remind us ... Read more
Take Two - Good But Waiting
Some may have noticed that I’ve been somewhat absent from SP, for a while. While I kept up with the two teams I’m leader on, I only posted elsewhere occasionally.
Well, since November life has been a bit more challenging. While doing a ha... Read more
Have you ever wondered if your part tans?
On the 14th day (a Monday) of my first chemo cycle, my hair got it’s evacuation notice. It like most in evacuation areas started with small numbers leaving - 5 or 6 hairs at a time. At this rate I figured it would take a long time for it to al... Read more
Fighting Cancer = Warrior Dash
On August 20, I participated in the Warrior Dash race in Copper Mountain, Colorado. For those who don’t know what this is, it is actually only a 5K race. What makes it a challenge are the obstacles each participant must face as they go through... Read more
The "C" Word
What would you do it you heard the “C” word?
Of course that “C” word is cancer.
Would you cry?
Go into denial?
Beg God to fix you?
Question, “Why me?”
Allow fear to take over?
It would be easy to do any or al... Read more
It's Done & Awesome! Happy Holidays!!!
Much of this past week has been spent decorating the front of the house for the holidays.
Two years ago at Thanksgiving my mom died. My brother was able to come to Denver to spend her last hours with her. He then stayed the weekend and ... Read more
From Pits, to Cherries, to Starbucks Java Chip Ice Cream...
Hey, I like it better than cherry pie
My weekend that started so miserably, just got better and bet... Read more
When Life's the Pits, There's a Cherry Somewhere
This is an email I wrote to a friend. She was very concerned about my day of travel when I had sent her a quick email earlier in the day Thursday, that 5 hours after I was to be in the air I was still sitting in the Denver airport. While it wo... Read more
Do Nothing New! Why???
Have you ever wondered why seasoned racers tell newbies, "Do nothing new on race day. If you haven't done it, worn it, ate it or drank it before don't do it on race day."
Here is why!
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For This Slacker, You Can't Be A Slacker
I’ve been trying to figure out how to write up my most recent race. As I was reviewing it in my mind I realized I approached this race somewhat differently because it was a different type of race. This is the first high altitude race I have ev... Read more
10 Races in 11 Weeks - Final Installment
Flying Pig, Cincinnati
With two of our 3 back to back to back ½ marathons done, the next weekend my husband and I were off to Cincinnati to do our third “flying” race and second Flying Pig, this one a ½ marathon. When we arrived on Friday ... Read more
10 Races In 11 Weeks - Installments 3 - Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City Memorial 1/2 Marathon
The next weekend my husband, friend Joanna and I were off to participate in the 10th running of the Oklahoma City Memorial ½ Marathon. It was a very nice weekend. We spent some time with Joanna's family... Read more
10 Races in 11 Weeks - Installment 2
Installment 2 – Flying Pirate ½ Marathon
The next weekend started the travel. My husband and I headed to Outer Banks, NC to do the Inaugural Flying Pirate ½ Marathon. I have wanted to do a race out there for several years, the Outer Banks... Read more
10 Races 11 Weeks (1st Installment)
The last couple months have brought a whirlwind of travel and races; travel to 4 other states, 6 races ranging from 5k to 7k to 4 half marathons. 3 of those halves were back to back which meant being gone Friday through Monday, being home 3 day... Read more
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1st "Flying" Race
Over the next few weeks I'm going to be doing some "Flying", races that is. Today was the first, the Flying Pig 5k in Fort Collins, Colorado. It was a pretty small race. Just a couple hundred people out to support a local organization. My fr... Read more