Category: depression

Hot Foot Hamster: Why I Love Running in Circles for 24 Hours

As I park my car on May 4, 2019, I see the landscape that will be my home for the next day. It is a beautiful location, ideal for a wedding or graduation celebration. I feel as if I am stepping into another world….

Is Being “Busy” Keeping You From Your Ultra-running Goals?

This morning I woke, stretched my limbs, and meandered into the kitchen for an aromatic cup of java. Coffee in hand, I sit down at my desk and begin to work up my to-do list for the day. I know I need to get…

“Well, at least my uterus didn’t fall out!” – Finding Silverlinings When a Race Goes Bad

Red, orange, and yellow dance across the horizon. I cup my hands and huff into them. My arms look scaly, covered with with a littering of goosebumps. I turn to the sunrise and dream of the warmth I will soon feel. “Five more minutes…

5 Ways to Embrace Gratitude This Holiday Season

We have cycled around to another holiday season.  Thanksgiving is upon us and we are pausing to take stock in our blessings.  An “Attitude of Gratitude” is the motto of the day. Our world is so focused on the negative and it is easy…

How to Refill Your Energy Well When Life Gets Overwhelming

About 6 weeks ago, I returned home after 3 months away from my family.  While I enjoyed parts of my time alone, like always having a clean apartment and not having to pick up after anyone, being away from my husband and kids was…

A Moment of Reflection

A few weekends ago, Kenny and I had the amazing luxury of getting away from the kids for several days.  We spent Friday night car-camping so we could run the Prescott Circle Trail, starting at the Thumb Butte Recreation Area before we went to…

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