2018 Running Recap: Growing…

This post is a recap of all of my races for 2018 and also an overall summary of my running/racing year. (You can also check out my 2017 Running Recap, posted earlier today…) Today, on December 31, 2018, I completed a one mile run which makes 4 full years of running. That is 1,461 days straight. No…

2017 Running Recap: A year late…

This post is a recap of all of my races for 2017 and also an overall summary of my running/racing year. I am actually writing up this summary at the end of 2018, a year late. Looking back over the year, I am honestly amazed that I was able to accomplish anything in 2017. For the…

Who says you can’t go home?

Home for me is Orlando, FL. Well, actually, it’s Maitland, FL, which is just outside of Orlando. It is with bittersweet feelings that I announce that we are moving back there in July. I have accepted a teaching position at Valencia College. There are a lot of factors that have gone into making this decision and it…

Running Recap 2016 (part 2 of 2)

In mid-April, I posted my Racing Recap 2016 (part 1 of 2). This post is a recap of the races since then and also an overall summary of my running/racing year. Wow. Just, wow. My initial reaction to the year, as it pertains to running/physical fitness is…BLEEEEHHHHHHHHHGHGGH…This year was rough for me on so many levels, but…

Racing Recap 2016 (part 1 of 2)

Let’s just say that the beginning of this year has not gone as planned. It is now April 19, 2016. Three and a half months into the year and I don’t believe our family has a had a single day where all of us have been healthy at one time. We’ve battled the flu, pneumonia,…

My Struggles with Anxiety and Depression

Disclaimer: This is not one of my “happy” posts. This is also just MY experience. I am not trying to generalize anything, just trying to explain my perspective. I don’t know why I feel like fully opening up about this now. I’ve shared a few things on Facebook about depression, but there is just such…

2015 Running Recap: 365 Straight Days of Running

This has been a very eventful year! Several firsts for me: I completed my first full marathon. I teamed up (twice) to complete my first 2 team relay races. I completed my first *official* Olympic Tri. I completed my first paddleboard race. I became a streaker. (I ran at least a mile a day, every…

Year Long Streaker

Wow. I did it. 365 straight days of running at least one continuous mile a day. This all started out when my running buddy, Amy, and I decided to start following the Streak Runner Facebook Page. The posts were incredibly inspiring. I knew without a doubt that this was something I wanted to do. We…