Coming up Roses


This week has been nuts! You helped me exceed my fundraising goal for the half marathon (you can still give!), I got the opportunity to share my story on ABC36 News at Noon, and the University of Kentucky community shared my story again on their alumni blog. On top of this great stuff, I also got the most amazing care package from blend Morgan. It includes some of the most amazing smelling lotions, bath bombs and bubble bath! And tea! And a Continue Reading


Relief is: Learning that even if it takes me more than 4 hours, I will have an official RunTheBluegrass half-marathon time. It was really weighing hard on my mind, so I simply asked if official times would go over 4 hours (the cutoff from last years race). Thanks to the awesome new race managers, it is no problem. Exceeding my fundraising goal! Tonight, we hit $2,603 - $103 OVER my fundraising goal! I am incredibly grateful to each Continue Reading

When to speak up

I'm in Nashville right now helping a friend who had surgery today. While we were at the doctors office for her pre-op appointment, I was waiting for the restroom and overheard a conversation. The doctor is an orphopaedic surgeon and he treats a lot of athletes. Not sure if this guy was an athlete or not. I am standing feet away from he and one of the staff when he starts telling a story of how he had to sit on an airplane next to a fat man Continue Reading

Fundraising Update: Last Week!

This is the last week I'm going to be begging you for money towards my half-marathon fundraising! Here's a quick video update and last plea: If you were hoping to be randomly chosen for the bracelet giveaway, I notified winners early this morning (Sunday), so check your email. I am completely overwhelmed with the support - it's come from those I know and those I don't, and from all over the Continue Reading

8 Miles


I can't believe it. The RunTheBluegrass half marathon is next Sunday. Yikes! This morning, Holli and I met up to tackle 8 miles. She and I were both dragging due to late nights watching UK make it to the Elite 8. We set off, and thankfully she and I were both of the opinion that speed wasn't the concern today. We just wanted to get through the distance. I was pleasantly surprised to see we kept a sub-19 minute per mile pace considering Continue Reading