The Best Running Buddy

Running Buddy

I had been running for several years and had convinced my husband to run with me a few times. I even got him and my sister to run my first marathon with me. It was an exciting start to my running, but then something happened.… Read the rest


Anniversary Day

Today marks Brent’s and my 9th anniversary. There is just so much to say about how blessed I have been over these last nine years. It is hard to know where to begin. Here are just a few of my thoughts on Brent.… Read the rest

The Training Continues

I remember the days where I blogged almost weekly or daily about running. I had a desire to share with the world how my runs went and it seemed as though people really enjoyed reading the posts. Now, I just don’t know what to say about running.… Read the rest

Girls Weekend Celebration

Over this last weekend, my mom and I drove and met my sister and one of my best friends in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. As great as the weekend was, it was way too short. I could have spent days with these ladies.… Read the rest

And Another

I don’t know if you remember about a month ago, I posted a blog about Brent and I beginning our marathon training. He had ran my first marathon with me back in 2011 at the Portland Marathon here in Oregon. From then on, he said he would never run a marathon again unless it was a really awesome one.… Read the rest

Marathon Training Begins

Today is day one of training for my 8th marathon and Brent’s 2nd. Yes, Brent is going to run another marathon! How did I convince him of this? Well it actually didn’t take much because we are going to run a super awesome once in a lifetime marathon.… Read the rest

Feels Like Home

Everybody around the Gorge is talking about all this snow that is still on the ground. By talking, I really mean complaining. Yes, I am stuck at my parents without a car. Yes, it is too icy to take Elijah out in the stroller with the hills.… Read the rest

2016: Year in Review

As I sit down to write this little recap of the year’s events, I can’t help but feel thankful. A lot has happened this year, if keeping up with Elijah constantly growing and changing wasn’t enough, I started looking for a new job closer to my family (and Jess’s parents) in the Pacific Northwest.… Read the rest

Flat Tire

My escape from reality has been my runs lately. Although, I guess I’m not really escaping reality when I spend most of that time thinking about what is going on in our lives right now. However, it is a time that calms me down and brings me a little peace.… Read the rest

Once a dream

Running down along the Riverfront Trail in The Dalles, Oregon, a distant dream came back to mind when I saw the National Geographic Ship Sea Bird at The Dalles Port. Ah, to be on board that ship and to have a photo published in the magazine.… Read the rest

Run of Course…

What to do to pass the time while Brent is at work? Why run of course! Now if you have ever been in the Columbia River Gorge and stopped in any town running along side the river, you will know how hilly they all are.… Read the rest

Grand Teton Relay 2015

I could also title this post “I’m sorry I nearly killed you!”

For this year’s entry into the Grand Teton Relay, I decided to opt for the most challenging option, the 6-person ultra team. Normally a team consisting of 12 people run the 180 miles from Ashton, ID to Jackson Hole, WY.… Read the rest