One of My Favorite Books of All Time

Recently, Mark and I had the unbelievable opportunity to visit Missoula, Montana.

How would I describe Missoula? Very similar to my current home of Rocheport Missouri, but bigger, with rivers, lots of rivers, mountains and horses.


As is my habit when I travel, I had a couple of books with me.  I was reading one called […]

By |May 29th, 2015|Faith, Running|1 Comment

Beyond the Storm: Running and Faith

It is hard to see beyond the storm.
On Tuesday mornings, I teach a spinning class at our local gym from 5:30am-6:25am. Immediately following that class, I am fortunate enough to have friends who come and run a few (outdoor) miles with me from 6:30-7:30am.
A couple of weeks ago, I got up, as usual, way before […]

By |April 9th, 2015|Faith, Running|1 Comment

Little Rock Race Report: Friends

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to travel to Little Rock Arkansas to run their half marathon. I will be honest. I have been to and run a lot of half marathons. I have no idea how many. But, it is a good number. I have worked them, ran in them, and spectated at them. […]

By |March 6th, 2015|Faith, Running|0 Comments

Common Pre-Race Pitfalls

“let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us” Hebrews 12:1
My little posse of runners will descend on the Little Rock Marathon this weekend. In their honor, I though I might post a few pre-race reminders of some things NOT to do when you are getting this close to your big race.

I have […]

By |February 28th, 2015|Running|0 Comments

The Runner In Your Mind: Guest Post by Craig Lycke

One of my defining moments as an athlete was getting passed by a one-legged runner… Twice.

Columbia once had a half marathon called the Wilson’s Half Marathon Relay.  That race has since been taken over by the Roots N Blues people, but back in the day I ran it as my second half marathon and had […]

By |January 30th, 2015|Running|0 Comments

What New Runners Need to Know: Guest Post by Kesta Smith

New runners often ask me, “What do I need to know to get started?”  First, find a group to run with; second, be consistent; and third, wear appropriate gear. All of this will help ensure your running journey is successful.

A running group keeps you accountable and makes it more fun. The weather may not always […]

By |January 16th, 2015|Running|0 Comments

Triathletes: 4 Ways to Improve Your Swim This Winter

I get call after call after call after call from budding triathletes who just can’t seem to improve their swim times.  And, when you look at triathletes as a whole, the swim is the absolute worst part for most.  If you are not terrified the whole time, you are at least glad it is over […]

By |January 13th, 2015|Running|0 Comments

Big Hairy Audacious Goals

When I met my husband, Mark, he was training for a triathlon.  I had never been a runner or a biker, but I did know how to swim and I taught aerobics (insert mental image of 90’s aerobic instructor).  So, I thought I would give it a go as well.  In triathlon, much like running, […]

By |January 5th, 2015|Running|0 Comments

The Worship of Skinny

I write this today for my friends who struggle with the incessant need to be skinny. I certainly know this does not apply to everyone, but I also know it is a silent struggle for way too many. You feel like your worth is determined by your size. Our society sends the wrong messages at […]

By |December 13th, 2014|Faith, Health and Recipes, Running|2 Comments

What Can A Running Group Teach You About God?

Tonight, I learned about God from a woman named Cynthia. I did not get a chance to talk with her a lot. I don’t even know a lot about her, but through her presence, I learned about God.
Cynthia is a nurse who runs. She has one child and a smile that makes you glad you […]

By |December 5th, 2014|Faith, Running|0 Comments