I am an every-woman athlete. I love participating in endurance events and have learned, by ignoring the naysayers, that your age, weight, size, and speed do not have to get in the way of chasing your dreams. I have run two half-marathons, completed a marathon, walked 60 miles in 3 days, and participated in countless 5K and 10K fun-runs and races. I go at my own (slow) pace and just keep putting one foot in front of the other until I cross the finish line. I participate in these events because I enjoy them and have figured out along the way that they are a great example for accomplishing life goals in general.  If you are an uber-athlete who thinks anyone who can’t complete a marathon in less than four hours isn’t a true athlete, this blog is not for you. If you have always wanted to do more than you thought possible, you have come to the right place.

When I am not running or walking in endurance events, I enjoy traveling with my husband, Brian. He is my biggest cheerleader and my rock of support. We share our Seattle condo with a ginormous black cat named Josephine, who could care less about running, traveling, or anything else that doesn’t include paying attention to her, but she entertains us and keeps our feet warm in the winter, so we keep her around.


4 Comments on “About”

  1. I’m intrigued having just seen this as shared via fb by two pastor friends of mine. I too am a runner but not an uber-athlete in the least. Who has time with so many kids underfoot? That said, I’m part of a clergy group that tries to run a 1/2 at least once a year in some new-to-us location. It’s how we take care of ourselves as pastors. It’s how I challenge myself as well as attempt to keep fit in this mid-life body of mine. Your post about welcoming visitors to church was spot-on! Thanks for keeping it real. peace, kate

  2. Stephen Best says:

    Would you grant permission to reprint your commentary on churches/new members in a church newsletter in upstate NY? It’s really well done!

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