Friday, June 29, 2012


Part of our journey to a new life is a stop by the past. Sometimes going back can be awfully therapeutic.

We decided to pretty much double our mileage when I suggested driving to Colorado by way of Oregon. It was so worth it. We hadn't been here in years and I wanted my kids to spend time with their grandparents, aunts, uncles and, of course, cousins. It has been a really nice couple of days in the middle of the road trip.

This stop also allowed me to run with an old friend. Angel
and I were friends in high school and early college. When she left UofO our sophomore year, we pretty much lost touch. We reconnected a couple of years ago. We didn't reconnect over the "glory days" of high school, but the fact that we both had taken up running. Since then, we have virtually cheered each other on for numerous marathons, given each other a quick hug at Hood to Coast and gone on a nice run a few years ago. So when she suggested going for a run yesterday morning, it was a no brainer. One of the nice  things about an early morning run is that you are usually back before the bulk of the household has started the day.

I haven't run in nearly a week and my body is pretty stiff from sitting in a car for 1100 miles, so that five miles felt great. Neither one of us felt physically 100%, but we sure did enjoy it.

I am ready to take on the  second half of the road trip. This morning we set off across eastern Oregon into Idaho, making our way to Colorado.

Happy Running.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

new chapter, new blog, new life

My family is moving to Colorado!

My husband's job has us moving to Fort Collins, Colorado. The movers have come. The truck is loaded. We are on our way.

I will have to start my business over, find new friends, find new places to run (and people to run with ).I will also be relaunching my website and my blog. A client has been coming up with an entirely new look and has talked me into hosting my blog on There are exciting things coming up in July!

For now, I am just going to enjoy our road trip. We are taking the long way, driving up through Oregon.
Follow my journey on Twitter and Instagram. Look for @momtomarathon.

This post was written on my brand new tablet, so bear with me on any typos etc. while I figure this thing out.


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