Sun’s Out & So am I

Training indoors for 5 months has taught me a few things that I otherwise overlook. Check out my latest post to see top 3 takeaways and why when the sun is out so am I! #BrightOrangeShoes


A little sunshine in the rain

It is January, in Seattle and that means there is more hours of darkness than sunlight and outside is gray, brisk, and damp. This should be no surprise for me because Seattle is where I have always called home but never have I wanted a blue sky in January more than this last Sunday. 

Goodbye 2017 – Bring it 2018

This year, I think I found my sweet spot of running one marathon a year and at least one half - with one of those a little farther from home than the other. After running Leavenworth I decided to challenge myself with something I though I would never do - run a spring marathon but this training, so far, has been a whole new ball game.

Running Leavenworth

Everything about the Leavenworth Marathon was different than anything I have ever run. But I have a feeling this will not be the last time I run this route. Looking forward to next year Leavenworth! #runabetterlife #BrightOrangeShoes #DONE #THANKYOU

The Secrets of Life, Love, and Training

Life, love, and training have helped me see the real impact these 5 things can have - in more than just running. I hope anyone reading this takes some of these and applies them to their lives. Some times it is easy to forget such simple real concepts. #BeReal #Honesty #Truth #See #Try #Ask

Go with your Gut!

WARNING - This post discusses things associated with my gut. You may be slightly uncomfortable ... Maybe? ......... I was in a weird funk last week, and it turns out, all I needed was fresh run to get reset!

Run free

Most of my moments of clarity come while on a run. Problems work themselves out, decisions are made, and stress is dissolved. Other than myself, my #BrightOrangeShoes are the only things that remain a constant in these moments. It is because of them I am able to #runabetterlife.

With Love

The prior tributes have been about one person. This tribute is special. I am addressing 2 people because when I think about one, the other is right there by their side. They both were able to turn "FYI - I have plans" moment into an "I can't thank you enough for being there" moment.