I Run For Me (…And Leadville)

Most of the people in my adult life know me as an avid trail runner. I can tell you that definitely wasn't always the case. I never ran until college. It was my escape from an abusive relationship #metoo . Then in the Army I actually learned HOW to run and figured out I was … Continue reading I Run For Me (…And Leadville)

Topo Runventure 3 Review

Believe it or not I never ran until college. When I did start running for real the only shoes I liked were true minimalist shoes - as in so minimalist you could role up TWO pairs and put them in a Nalgene. My mom called them rubber socks). Prior to that you'd only catch me … Continue reading Topo Runventure 3 Review

Nathan VaporHowe 2.0 4L Review

So the thing that started this spurt of mini review was that my former favorite running pack - the Nathan VaporMag - ripped at a seam substantially enough that I lost my favorite pair of cold weather arm warmer (which I sadly can't replace). Busted seam in my Nathan VaporMag Nathan has awesome customer service … Continue reading Nathan VaporHowe 2.0 4L Review

Not Admitted Doesn’t Equal No Hospital Time…And other coming home struggles

Last time we were admitted I meant to share about the aftermath....but I never did because well - life. LIFE that was more fun than sharing about the aftermath of RSV, Adenovirus, and Pneumonia. Time in the hospital always messes up life. The follow ups, the returning to "normal", the figuring out where you left … Continue reading Not Admitted Doesn’t Equal No Hospital Time…And other coming home struggles

My Guide to Helping Families with a Child in the Hospital

Before I continue our story I want to share more on how you can help. In the last few years between NICU, RSV/Adenovirus/Pneumonia stay, and this most recent round of hospital time, it has occurred to me most people don't know how to help. Most people ask "Let me know if I can do anything", … Continue reading My Guide to Helping Families with a Child in the Hospital