Anthony Carbajal Puts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in Perspective

I’ve been quietly sitting through the debate on the ice bucket challenge because it reminds me too much of the pink ribbon debate and I’m sort of tired of that. But this. This is why awareness of devastating diseases is so important, and this is why I believe something as ridiculous as the ice bucket […]

Sandals Change Lives: Sseko Designs Helps Ugandan Women Go To College

It’s summer time, which means it’s sandal time! I was looking for some cute-yet-functional-and-comfortable sandals for the sunny weather when Linda from Clementine Shoes introduced me to Sseko ribbon sandals. Sseko Designs (pronounced say-ko) was founded by Liz Forkin Bohannon after she took a post-college trip to Uganda. During her time there she met and made […]

Another Sunday, Another Training Run

Distance running is hard. I don’t think I’ll ever be one of those runners who gets into a “zone” a couple miles into a long run, finishing with the feeling they’ve got more miles left in them. Nope, I’m acutely aware of every single hill, every single mile. With 11 weeks until the New York […]

Happy Birthday My Tam!

Every once in a while you meet someone with whom you instantly connect, whose enthusiasm and joy are contagious, who makes you strive to better yourself. My Tam Nguyen is one of those people. Last spring, My Tam was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Diffused B Cell Lymphoma. True to form, she set out to beat Zee […]

Goodbye to my dear, dear friend CJ Taylor

CJ Taylor lost her long, hard battle with ovarian cancer today. She was my friend and my mentor for more than a decade. She made me feel I could achieve anything if I put my mind to it. And I would do just about anything for her. CJ would see a need in our community […]

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