Strength, courage, and the gift

I’m not sure quite where to start, so I’ll begin at the middle, jump back to the beginning and hope to find the end in the years ahead. I found out today that a friend died yesterday. I wouldn’t say that we thought of each other as extremely close friends; more people who had many…

Two short weeks until IPF Worlds, Salo, Finland

I’m not quite sure why I the passage of time has eluded me over the last two weeks. Maybe it was being caught up in training and work or being distracted by the sudden appearance of Spring. Whatever the case, it only dawned on me yesterday that June is next week and I leave on…

My own skin

I’m going to come right out and say it: I love my body. I love that I’m short. It gives me tremendous leverage and I like the world from this height. I love that I am physically stronger than many women and always have been. I’m proud of what this lets me do. It took…

It’s not you, it’s me

Most of the emails or comments I’ve received from people about my fitness pursuits have been overwhelmingly positive and for that I’m sincerely appreciative. What I find slightly harder to respond to with any tact and dignity are the more negative assertions, as well as the questions that appear to imply that my choices are…