Today I am thankful for HOPE. Check it out! This is another bit of HOPE that I'm so thankful for. See what you can see. It's called a miracle.
"Ohana means family." Today, and every day, I'm thankful for my family. I'm thankful for my family related by blood. I'm thankful for my family related by running, related by the Hope Express, related by yoga and related by our humanity. I hope I adequately show them all how much they mean to me. What … Continue reading Thirty Days of Thankful… Day 3
Today marks 16 years since my dad and I last shared the same bit of earth. Usually, I spend the day moping around crying and thinking about everything he's missed and what it would have been like if he'd been there. On this stunning, fall Annapolis morning, I just can't do that. I won't do that. He hasn't … Continue reading Grateful…
This past weekend, a team of amazing people completed the Ragnar Relay 'Dacks event. It was pretty great. One of my legs of the relay was about 8.3 miles. The roads ebbed and flowed like the moon was pulling them toward it's bright face, creating long hilly stretches. The wind blew bitterly cold across my … Continue reading Ragnar teaches that straight and honest aren’t the same.
Running brings a lot of good to the world. If you're reading this, you've likely read or know about my time with THON, the Hope Express and Ronald McDonald House Charities. Today, I'm trying to make Good Friday good by asking your help for a friend who is always helping others. No matter what your faith, … Continue reading Make Good Friday good, no matter what your faith.
"I don't want to survive. I want to live" Nick Pantalone, May 19, 1993-March 24, 2013 Yesterday, it was pretty chilly here in my neighborhood. There was a fresh dusting of snow on the grass and tree tops. The wind leaned on the windows and door as I tied my laces and pulled on my mittens. … Continue reading Get out there, because…
A number of years ago, to the day, I was sitting in the living room of the blonde brick house in Northern Kentucky where I'd lived from the age of ten until I went away to college. I was visiting with my mom and Brendon. (For brevity of the story, we'll say he's my nephew.) I … Continue reading Fifteen Years
To Connie I know this is a scary time, With fear swirling around. Please take comfort as I convey to you, That HOPE and love surround. You have a tough road ahead, Nothing you cannot face. "You were not meant for failure here, Get up and win that race!" And win that race you shall, … Continue reading For my friend…
Thoughts on days like today can change your life: and they should. When someone dies, there are countless family, religious and cultural traditions that descend upon the community of those acquainted with the deceased. There are layouts, visitations, memorial services, funerals, burials and numerous other ways the general population is afforded the opportunity to bid … Continue reading Hope Express 2013 Recap
On this morn of my birthday, I find my thoughts meandering backward in time. The events of last weekend hover over my thoughts like a fog over the river on a cool fall morning. I've long wondered how to begin my harebrained idea of a blog and this week I had an epiphany moment. It … Continue reading Ragnar Recap: Team Hope Express 2012