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One woman's story of grief recovery through ultrarunning and fulfiling a dream of completing a transcontinental run on the American Discovery Trail.

January 14, 2020

"Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally in whatever way they like." ~Lao Tzu

I finished 2019 just a few thousand feet shy of my 250,000' of elevation gain goal....

October 14, 2019

It’s taken me a minute to get this written...weekend before last I experienced some pretty wonderful stuff. Earlier this year Rich and I were invited to run a trail 5k on the property of some friends of a friend...wanting to be supportive, we drove over an hour and a h...

September 12, 2019

I wanted to come up with a new kind of running goal this year. In the past I’ve always set some sort of mileage goal, some I met, most I didn’t...I’d frequently catch myself running junk miles just to hit some arbitrary number that wasn’t really serving anything. So ba...

April 16, 2019

The days before a big race are always full of contemplation- did I do everything I could to prepare for this? am I remembering everything I need to remember? why the hell am I doing this?...reflecting on all of the hours of training- all of the great training runs when...

February 1, 2019

It’s been anything but an easy time at my workplace since I returned after H9 Fierce Dragon 200, coupled with the emotional up and down of going from accepting how the race went to feeling totally defeated just hasn’t made the last 12 days any easier. The other night o...

December 31, 2018

It’s hard for me to believe everything that has happened in the last year. Last year at this time I was preparing to launch this blog. I was still married to Matt, but we had decided to divorce during the holidays. Life quickly became a sort of limbo. I knew I was leav...

December 26, 2018

It’s been a while since I’ve written a race report...it’s been a while since I’ve written anything. This whole working full-time situation has taken a minute for me to adjust to and I find that other than running, most of my hobbies have found a place on a shelf for th...

April 24, 2018

Somehow these two things tie together, so I’ll do my best to make it an interesting read. I ran the Big Turtle 50-miler this past weekend in Morehead Kentucky. It was an out and back with very little flat and a bit more road than I had anticipated. I want to say it was...

March 10, 2018

100 miles. I still can’t wrap my head around it. I obsessed over that distance for years and after actually attempting it a couple times and never getting further than 82.5 miles, I wondered deep down if it was even within my grasp. I’m not one to give up too easily on...

January 23, 2018

I live in a bubble. I'll admit it. The news gives me anxiety. I follow it for about 2 weeks and get all caught up and then I'm a wreck and need to take a break for a month. I use the ostrich rationalization that I'm doing my best to be a good mom and do some good in my...

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After suffering multiple miscarriages and surviving the ensuing depression, I went on a search for hope and happiness beyond having another baby. I found that hope out on the run.

Follow me as I prepare to run across the United States to share my message of hope with others who have suffered pregnancy loss...and maybe even join me in finding HopeOnTheRun...

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