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Carbon Valley Half Marathon- The After

Words. Sometimes there are none; sometimes there’s too many I just ran the Carbon Valley Half Marathon for Autism while pushing my wee man. I carried with me names of others with autism for each mile. And your damn right I finished. Honestly I can’t believe I didn’t cry when I crossed that finish line … Continue reading Carbon Valley Half Marathon- The After

SCORE! Budget Saving Deals (Originally Posted on AllWomenAllTrails.com)

Disclaimer: No affiliation with any links provided in the post. No commission being earned. Backpacking, hiking, running ... supposed to be the ‘cheaper’ sports. Just lace up and go. But anyone who’s done even the slightest bit of research knows that it still ain’t cheap. So with a major trip coming up that requires a … Continue reading SCORE! Budget Saving Deals (Originally Posted on AllWomenAllTrails.com)

Nightmare Come True (Part 4 and Final)

A temporary sigh of relief! The breathing treatment worked and his stats are improving. He still requires high amounts of oxygen support but for the moment we are ok. We still don’t know on the blood work. If it comes back not so great we are still getting transferred. If his breathing worsens again we … Continue reading Nightmare Come True (Part 4 and Final)

Going the distance…with an infant?! (Originally posted on AllWomenAllTrails.com)

I often get double checked on my distance when sharing my adventures with my son. With my upcoming backpacking trip people keep asking how far I think we’ll go each day. And then their jaw drops to the floor when I answer 12-15 miles. Most people don’t realize my background. I’m an ultra distance trail … Continue reading Going the distance…with an infant?! (Originally posted on AllWomenAllTrails.com)

Nightmare Come True (Part 3 of however many more it takes to tell the story)

Reality check. Nightmare was just beginning. Second night in the hospital and little man’s oxygen stats drop and drop and don’t come back up. And this is already after having to wake him to get him a new IV. We try increasing oxygen again and again and again but nothing, no improvement. Doctor has been … Continue reading Nightmare Come True (Part 3 of however many more it takes to tell the story)

Pre-Planning and the Darn Budgeting (Originally posted on allwomenalltrails.com)

REI... Anyone with even the slightest sense of adventure could easily spend thousands of dollars here. Plus they work as a Co-Op and advocate and work towards saving our precious environment. What’s not to like?! Our family probably only visits two other stores more frequently- the grocery store and local running store (Runner’s Roost Lakewood). … Continue reading Pre-Planning and the Darn Budgeting (Originally posted on allwomenalltrails.com)

Nightmare Come True (Part 2 of 3 … well maybe 4)

We didn’t make it to the next day. Instead we ended up rushing ourselves to the closest Children’s Hospital ER. Not going to lie....I was flying through a construction zone at night. My little man could barely breathe and it sure as heck wasn’t getting better with the home medication. It felt like forever getting … Continue reading Nightmare Come True (Part 2 of 3 … well maybe 4)