Weddings & Babies: New Beginnings & Hope

Every now and then, I experience something that causes a fundamental shift in my perspective. This weekend—the weekend when my big brother married a truly beautiful woman—has been one of those times. My family is geographically separated. Our immediate family is spread out between four U.S. states and three time zones, and … 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

Happy New Year!

2012 was a year that was defined by dramatic ups and downs. I spent most of the year pushing myself to be stronger, go farther, and work harder. I aimed to achieve big things in my career, I wanted to stay physically and emotionally healthy, and most importantly, I hoped … Continue reading

Bad News Comes Quietly

Lately my husband has been under communications blackouts more days than not. We’ve only spoken briefly, but between what he’s said and what his mom and I have pieced together from news reports, we know that it’s been a bad week. I do everything I know how to do for … Continue reading

Hope and Fresh Air in Winter

Today is one of those rare Colorado winter days when the temperatures are warm enough to open the blinds, crack the windows and let some natural light and fresh air into our home. We’ve had a busy winter. Since mid-November, our travels have taken us to Ironman Arizona in Phoenix, … Continue reading

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