A bold challenge in 2018!

7 cities. 21 days. 420 miles. That’s right, I’ve committed to raising breast cancer awareness and funding by walking in all seven of the 2018 Komen 3-Day events! The 3-Day and Me My involvement with the Komen organization began in 1997, but my first 3-Day event was in 2009 in Seattle. While the walk itself […]

Happy Birthday to Me! Looking Forward to 2013

My birthday was this past weekend. Most years I revel in my birthday, looking forward to connecting with family and friends (thank you Facebook!). But this year found me a bit more contemplative, reflecting on the past 12 months and considering the possibility of the coming year. Some highs: I trained for and ran a […]

Marathon Training: Miles & Miles of Gratitude

Saturday marked the peak of my NYC Marathon training: The 20-mile run. There’s a lot of time to think when you’re running 20 miles, and it’s easy for the mind to dwell on the stuff that makes training hard. This week I made a concerted effort to focus on some of the things that have […]

Bye Bye Beta Blocker!

I’ve been taking a beta blocker (metoprolol) since the blood clot was discovered in my heart last year. In a nutshell,  the medication helps reduce heart problems by relaxing blood vessels and slowing the heart rate, which improves blood flow and decreases blood pressure. While that’s a good thing for a cardiac patient, I also […]

Me and My Heart: Lessons Learned as a Cardiac Patient

One year ago today I learned I had a blood clot in my coronary artery. You don’t go through a medical adventure like this unchanged, and as I reflected on the past 12 months I thought about what I’ve learned. Know, trust and take care of your body. I’ve always been pretty in tune with […]

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