RTO Training, Day 5

I'm training for the Reno-Tahoe Odyssey. It's a 178-mile, 12-person-per-team relay race through Reno, the Sierras, Lake Tahoe, Carson City and Virginia City on June 1 and 2, 2012. Did I mention that I'm a 335-pound ex-athlete that just wants her mojo back? And that my non-athlete husband, Kevin, is coming along for the ride?...more

RTO Training, Day 4

I'm training for the Reno-Tahoe Odyssey. It's a 178-mile, 12-person-per-team relay race through Reno, the Sierras, Lake Tahoe, Carson City and Virginia City on June 1 and 2, 2012. Did I mention that I'm a 335-pound ex-athlete that just wants her mojo back? And that my non-athlete husband, Kevin, is coming along for the ride?...more
Woot! Woot! Keep up the good pace!more

RTO Training, Day 3

I'm training for the Reno-Tahoe Odyssey. It's a 178-mile, 12-person-per-team relay race through Reno, the Sierras, Lake Tahoe, Carson City and Virginia City on June 1 and 2, 2012. Did I mention that I'm a 335-pound ex-athlete that just wants her mojo back? And that my non-athlete husband, Kevin, is coming along for the ride?...more

RTO Training, Day 2

I'm training for the Reno-Tahoe Odyssey. It's a 178-mile, 12-person-per-team relay race through Reno, the Sierras, Lake Tahoe, Carson City and Virginia City on June 1 and 2, 2012. Did I mention that I'm a 335-pound ex-athlete that just wants her mojo back? And that my non-athlete husband, Kevin, is coming along for the ride?...more

RTO Training, Day 1

I'm training for the Reno-Tahoe Odyssey. It's a 178-mile, 12-person-per-team relay race through Reno, the Sierras, Lake Tahoe, Carson City and Virginia City on June 1 and 2, 2012. Did I mention that I'm a 335-pound ex-athlete that just wants her mojo back? And that my non-athlete husband, Kevin, is coming along for the ride?...more

MotherWit Doula Training Toronto January 2012

I am so pleased to have been invited to teach the MotherWit Birth Doula Training Intensive in downtown Toronto!...more

I Ran My First Half Marathon! Would I Do It Again?

This weekend I ran my first half marathon, Race for a Soldier - "Gig Harbor Half Marathon is more than a run through the scenic Pacific Northwest. This is a race run for hope, for support and a better future for the men and women that serve our country. This is a race founded by a brave woman, who lost a brave son, who proudly served our nation....more
Hooray for YOU! I started running last year, too. I've done a 5k, a couple of 10ks, and a ...more

Mentoring: Encouraging Success

Once you establish your own company, we have a tendency to look at our previous experience and how it has encouraged your employee's success – to notice what worked and what didn't. One of the essentials of a flourishing business is the openness to share your wisdom and enthusiasm of doing what you love with others. One of the easiest ways is to create a mentoring program....more

Here we go again...

Training this week -Monday & Tuesday - rest from my long run SundayWednesday - 6 minute intervals with a 4 minute rest - 4 times - 5.4 milesThursday - I'm going to swim tonight - and actually, since I haven't swam in forever, I'm just going to swim 25'sFriday - Run - run 2 minutes fast, jog 2 minutes, repeat 8-10 timesSaturday - this is game day. I do not know what I will be doing since I will be in Clemson by 9 amSunday - 8-10 miles non stop...more

Sunday School: A Footprint For Success

I have not written a faith piece from an urban perspective in quite some time.  I felt persuaded to write about it now since I have put it off. Growing up, I attended Sunday school.  Attendance wasn’t an option for my siblings and me. We had to go.  Sunday school is where I learned the teachings of my Christian faith as well as my specific doctrine.  It wasn’t a place where I was graded on my performance.  It was focused more on my understanding of faith and ministry. ...more