Not Quite the Weekend I Had Envisioned

Last weekend was supposed to be (that's your spoiler alert right there) race weekend. Alli (my baby) and I had registered months ago, airline tickets had been purchased, and training was complete. Unfortunately, (spoiler alert #2) life does not always go as planned. For starters, the day before heading back to Wisconsin, my uncle passed…

I’m Finally Ready to Talk About It

Warning: This is a l-o-n-g post. Kind of a Part 2 to this post. And kind of the post I have been avoiding writing. The sky was uncharacteristically dark for a mid-September morning. Steel gray clouds concealed the sunrise, blanketing the streets in darkness. I squinted, scanned the sea of runners gathered in front of…