The Inspired Spouse: Mandy Costello (Part 2 of 2)

Welcome to the second half of our feature on Inspired Army Spouse, Mandy Costello. If you missed yesterday’s post, you can see it here. Learning Curves & Over-Committment There’s much to be learned from the people who have succeeded before us. When I asked Mandy whether she’d do anything differently … Continue reading

The Inspired Spouse: Mandy Costello (Part 1 of 2)

Mandy and I have known each other for a long time. In fact, I knew her and her husband when we were all just teenagers in high school in a small Missouri town. Nearly fifteen years later, I married into the Army, my husband deployed, and Mandy became one of … Continue reading

Four Reasons to Celebrate National Running Day

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Today is National Running Day! National Running Day, held annually on the first Wednesday in June, is a day when runners nation-wide  declare their passion for running. This is a coast-to-coast celebration of a sport that is simple, inexpensive, and fun. It is the perfect way for longtime runners to reaffirm their love of running and … Continue reading

Running Through Deployment: Learning to Stop

I never thought I’d be a runner. When I was growing up, I was generally athletic, but never particular good at any individual sport. My brother was the athlete, and I excelled in creative endeavors like theater, music and writing. When I was 29, I decided that it would be … Continue reading

Don't Quit on Me Now

The last couple of days have been, well, crappy. A week from the day that my husband deployed to Afghanistan, the company I work for laid off 1/3 of its team. My coworkers have been some of the first friends I’ve made in Colorado, and many of them have families … Continue reading

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