Running Through Deployment – 19 Races

Running Through Deployment: Broomfield Turkey Trot 10K

 I think that it’s time to give you the final recap on Running Through Deployment. For those of you who might be new to Marrying the Army, here’s the short version of who I am and why I “ran through deployment” in 2012. I moved to Colorado just six months … Continue reading

What Was Redeployment Like for You?

Okay, military wives, give me the low-down: In the days leading up to your husband’s redeployment, what was it like for you? Here’s what I’m experiencing in this final week: -I’m nesting (cleaning, wrapping Christmas gifts, etc.) -I’m checking our brigade and battalion Facebook pages continuously for updates. -I’m checking … Continue reading

Letters and Cards

Throughout my husband’s deployment, I kept an open shoe box in our family room. (Appropriately, it was a running shoe box). When I received letters or cards, I put them in that shoe box. The handful of letters I got from Nick are in that box as well. Each time I … Continue reading

Race #19: The Redline Turkey Trot 10K

Redline Turkey Trot 10K

On Thanksgiving morning, I took my first trip to Broomfield, Colorado, a town of about 60,000 people, just northwest of Denver. I’d won a free race registration from to a Turkey Trot 10K in Broomfield, and figured it was a good way to force myself to get my mid-week … Continue reading

Big Sur Half Marathon Race Program

On Sunday, I ran Race #18 of Running Through Deployment; the Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay in Monterey, California. Monterey and the surrounding areas are home to a number of military installations, the most famous of which are probably the Naval Postgraduate School and the DOD Defense Language … Continue reading


I traveled to California this weekend to visit my brother and a few friends, and to run one last half marathon of Running Through Deployment, the Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay. When I arrived in San Jose on Friday evening, I had a certain countdown in my mind … Continue reading

Running Through Deployment Race #17: The Other Half

“The Other Half” half marathon in Moab, Utah was a special one for me. Not because I’m fast (I profess to you that, but because of what I learned from the people I ran with that day. Nick and I are lucky in that we have a strong network … Continue reading

The Election Brings New Meaning to My Life as an Army Spouse

As the 2012 presidential election comes to a close, I’d like to share a few thoughts with you. It occurred to me this morning, as I waited in line to cast my own ballot, that there were very likely people in my network and in my local community who didn’t … Continue reading

Pre-Redeployment & Nesting

I stay pretty busy most of the time, so I don’t often find myself with an entirely open weekend. Besides a lunch date yesterday with one of our favorite Army couples (a friend of Nick’s and his wife), I’ve had a completely unbooked weekend. We’re just over a month from … Continue reading

Over the Deployment Hill

For the last few weeks, I’ve been staying exhaustingly busy, and as a result, I haven’t written about some of the adventures I’ve had. In September, I ran Race #16 of Running Through Deployment: the Rock & Roll Denver Half Marathon. In October, I kept running, but I also did … Continue reading

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