But Are You Happy?

Photo Credits: Dawn Sullivan (follow her @dawnruns100k) April 5, 2008 The weather was perfect. No stomach issues. No cramping. There was nothing but blue skies and a tail wind. Could it get any better than this? The adrenaline that coursed through my veins was unlike anything I had yet experienced. Me and the Universe were…

The Choices We Make

We make choices everyday, some are more complex than others. Press snooze or get up? Eggs or a smoothie? Marry him or wait for the right one? 2 kids or more? I can't change the past, but I can choose to live better. August 4, 2019 The obstetrician stopped me mid push when he noticed…

Atacama Extreme 100: Part One

Atacama Desert May 20-21, 2017 Races in the United States typically begin in the early morning hours and other than getting to the race for pre-race check-in, I had little thought on what time the race was starting. It started at 4pm. I was not ready...mentally. My hydration pack was filled with the list of…

Hey Jealousy

Can you see the forest through the trees? In my sane mindset, the concept is simple. But like any beautiful mind it can switch real quick. Forget the effing forest. Here I was blogging about the dangers of FB messenger, when I was confronted with a different situation. My husband is the coach of my…

The Addiction: Part 2

This is Part 2 of The Addiction. Part 1 is available here on my blog. After leaving Mormonism, I threw myself into the sport of ultra running, got remarried for the 2nd time to another runner. As I said in Part 1, I realized that we had love, but it wasn't for each other. It…

A Letter to Mia

Memoir writing is filled with the past and the many people I have shared some time with. Every year in October, I silently think about an old childhood friend. Mia Jones became one of my best friends when I lived in West Valley, New York. This month does not only share her birthday but also…

Memoir Writing

Memoir What I'm sure you have questions, like wondering if you should start at your birth and inch your way up? You can do this for the sake of your timeline/outline, but I have yet to come across a memoir that begins with something to the effect of, "I arrived in this world at 6pm…