Thoughts

Why 50 states?

On November 6, 2005, I ran my first marathon—the New York City Marathon. 81 days before, I lost my 30 year old brother, Michael, to suicide. I was somewhat new to running—so 26.2 miles sounded close to impossible, especially considering I was in a catatonic state and had all I could do to put two […]

Thoughts

Out of grief, comes good… My volunteer days at Camp Kita, August 2018.

“Strangers become friends, friends help strangers─in groups, we ride the waves.” ─Holly Thompson, “One Wave at a Time” When I finished fundraising this past spring (and completed the Boston Marathon), not only did I have PTSD from running in hyperthermic conditions and 35 MPH winds, I also felt like I wasn’t ready to ‘be done’ […]