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

Running Through the Deployment Race #3: Cherry Blossom 10-Miler

Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run

When I think about Nick’s deployment, I think about running. I think about emotions that are sometimes more complex than I’m able to understand, and about anger that boils up inside me at the thought of how many odds we’re up against as newlyweds. I think about how good it … Continue reading


I purchased my first YMCA membership from the Prospect Park Y in Brooklyn, New York in 2006, and I’ve been a member ever since. After leaving the Prospect Park Y, I transferred my membership to the Green Point YMCA, and later to the YMCA of Greater St. Louis, where I … Continue reading

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