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…

The Final Countdown

Well, Sunday's the day. After 4 months of training, the much anticipated day is right around the corner. Fox Cities Marathon, here I come. Let me try that again. Fox Cities Marathon, here I come! Or how about FOX CITIES MARATHON, HERE I COME! I've spent the last week making sure I am well hydrated. And this…

A Tofu Eating Vegan Marathoner…Is That a Bad Thing?

Last week I spent a few days at the Positively Educating Healthy Kids Institute, a conference held at a local high school. Unlike the conference I attended last month (technology in education), I felt completely in my element! After all, what do I feel more passionate about than health and kids? (Oops...sorry, honey). Anyway, one of the…

A Long Run Made Easy or How Come it Took Me So Long to Get Smart?

Okay, so maybe not easy, but certainly easier! Let me back up a bit. This was me last September. I had just completed my 4th marathon, and PR'd by 8 minutes. I was feeling pretty good about myself. The previous spring my son had convinced me to switch up my training a bit. After complaining…