Defeating the Rainy Day Blues

Every morning when my alarm goes off it gets harder and harder to believe its 6 a.m. Before the sun rises I’m out the door  to help coach the UCCS women’s cross-country team. A few weeks ago when I woke up and looked outside I was less than impressed to find raindrops splattering down upon […]

We’re All Waiting…

Recently my greatest struggle has been about waiting, particularly waiting to get back to full-blown training, pain-free, and finally competing again! Coming back from surgery hasn’t been easy, but I know taking a smart approach to my return-to-running will be worth it, so meanwhile I must remind myself to be patient. I consider myself a patient person […]

Braces

Yesterday was another post-op milestone; I got to ditch my leg brace! Over the years I’ve had my fair share of braces, and none of them were particularly enjoyable. I was born with a hip problem in fact, which required a leg brace when I was young. The doctors said if I didn’t wear the brace my […]

The Road to Recovery

It’s been a long road here and there’s a long road ahead. Two and a half years ago I started having pain near my hamstring. I trained through it, did therapy for it, rested it, and raced through it…needles, injections, lasers…nothing seemed to offer lasting relief. I somehow managed to run all of my PRs in those […]

“ALL IN!”

Growing up just outside of Cleveland, my family and I have always been Cleveland Cavaliers fans. My older sister, Cheryl, is probably the craziest fan of all, and she recently wrote this awesome blog post below about the Cav’s NBA Playoff’s slogan, “ALL IN!” By Cheryl Darmon “ALL IN” This has become the rallying cry for the Cleveland Cavaliers as […]

The Social MEdia Struggle

Two of the most important lessons my parents ever taught me were to be humble and not worry about comparing myself to others. These lessons aren’t the easiest to live by in the competitive running world, but in the social media world they seem to bring an even greater struggle. When social media first came about it […]

Word of God Speak

Have you ever found yourself at a loss for words? Not because you were in awe, or in shock, but because you’ve been waiting so long and patiently for something? You’ve spent so much time asking “why?”, or “when will I get answers?” and finally realize you just need to stop worrying, regretting, looking back and just let yourself be […]

‘What Color is the Dress?’ -A Lesson on Faith

“What Color is this Dress?” is the question the whole Internet has been going crazy over. Some people, including myself, see a white and gold striped dress, yet others swear they only see blue and black. At first I thought the #blueandblack crowd was crazy, and I jumped on the #whiteandgold bandwagon refusing to budge. That is, until the designer of the actual […]

Why Give the Glory?

When I redesigned my blog I gave it a fresh new title, “Giving the Glory” A lot of people may not know the story behind this title, a story of heartbreak, redemption, and a newfound joy in life; a story I hope you find worth reading. The story behind this title begins with three simple words. … These three […]

Thirty Day of Thanks

“Gratitude is the realization that we have everything we need, at least in this moment.”-M. J. Ryan This November, I’ve decided to participate in the “Thirty Days of Thanks” challenge. Since November is the month of Thanksgiving, the challenge is to meditate on something you are thankful for each of the thirty days of the […]

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