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INSPIRE. IMPACT.

S is for…

  “That’s mine!” I thought to myself as I spotted my pen from church on a co-worker’s desk.  I didn’t want to sound petty so I left the pen there as I continued my conversation with said co-worker, all while plotting in my head just how to retrieve my pen. The pen isn’t special in the way that it writes,…

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Raising Funds, Awareness With Social Media

This post is part the Lightspan Digital #MarketingHop on social sports, in which bloggers were asked to share their story about how social media is connecting people in the silent sports community.   When I was asked to provide a perspective on how non-profit fundraising is affected by social media, it was nauseating to think about where MS Run the…

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What does the new year bring?

Well, last year was a great start to my ultra running career as I completed four 50K trail races, a 1/2 marathon trail race and numerous 5k’s as a MSruntheUS athlete. I am thankful for the opportunity Ashley and MSruntheUS has given me to run for them and raise funds for research. This coming year I have a 50K in…

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Reviews and goals and stuff

There is much to write about: my final The North Face Endurance Challenge races in San Francisco that happened weeks ago; my end of year 2012 in review; my end of year 2012 races in review; goals for 2013; update on the MS Run the US – 2013 Relay… Like I said, much to write about. Unfortunately time seems to…

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Life is…

I’m not gonna lie, I am really looking forward to the weekend ahead.  I’ve packed about as much as one person could into a short three day span and I’m excited to experience all that’s on the schedule. I was supposed to be in New Jersey three weeks ago speaking at the MS Society NJ-Chapter Women on the Move Luncheon. …

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How is Mom?

How is your mom doing? This is the most asked question from those that know MS Run the US, Inc.  I don’t mind the question and I greatly appreciate that others are thinking about her and her well-being.  Sometimes she’s not doing as well as she could.  Sometimes she’s doing better than she has in the past.  Coming from an…

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Faith

I struggle with good deeds and the platform I’ve been given to share.  How much of what I do is for me? For my mom? For God? For the community? Am I sharing in an effort to inspire or in a subconscious effort to display the good I am doing?  How far do I take my stories and how in…

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Use All Your Colors

Every day is a brand new day and an opportunity to make of it what we want.  Every day we’re faced with thousands of choices; what to wear, what to say, where to go, what to do, how to react, how much to spend, how much to save, when to indulge, when to restrict, how to love, etc.  Data suggests…

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Good Race. Bad Race.

  Good Race Two weekends ago I flew out to Atlanta, GA to participate in the fourth race of the six-part series with The North Face Endurance Challenge.  I arrived in ATL, I ran well, placed in the female division, and wondered to myself during the flight home what on earth I would write about.  Running 50-miles well and then…

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Staying Upright

Trail runs demand more attention to staying upright than a race on pavement. While a bloody knee and a dirt covered shirt  can be a badge of honor, a broken arm or a head injury can be a problem. Weather forecasts for the Glacial 50k in the Northern Kettle Moraine on October 14th called for rain. A lot of rain.…

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