This morning’s training walk was different. The sky was grey, the air was cool, and there weren’t as many people out along Beach Drive and Alki Beach as there had been the past few weekends. Everything felt sort of heavy for some reason. About two miles into my walk, I came across a makeshift memorial […]
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 […]