I scheduled this post to go live while our liver transplant is happening. So as you read this, please pray for my cousin and I in surgery! I’ll talk about the past few weeks and what I expect to happen in the next day or so. Preparing for Transplant Again Having done this once before, I realize I… [Read More]
Meanwhile, back at the ranch....
I could say these posts are for sharing pieces of my personal story, thinking-out-loud posts, and things I'm really excited about. Honestly, it's mostly about Moxie.
Last Monday I helped Destination Races put on a local Happy Hour Run at Elizabeth Chambers Cellars in downtown McMinnville. They provided prizes and wine and I picked a route and got some local runners to show up and do our runner thing. The event reminded me of a few great reasons to love runners…. [Read More]
Subscribe to follow my living liver donor story. Living Liver Donor Story Folks, this is hard to write. Not because I don’t want to share, but because I don’t know how to share and what to share. I typically write in a casual, light-hearted, sometimes sarcastic tone, but to do that with this topic seems risky…. [Read More]
In the past few months I’ve sat down several times to write something for this space. You have no idea how many “brilliant” ideas I’ve come up with. A challenging take on the whole “love your body” movement, the reality of fitness fatigue, or how to spot fake fitness. I’ve also wanted to reveal bits of… [Read More]
In contrast to New Year’s Resolutions, I put more emphasis on doing Year End Reflections. Click here to read more about how I like to go about it. Read on for my 2016 reflections. 10 HIGHLIGHTS Having our first child. I started the year pregnant, but come April our little J-dub arrived and a whole new… [Read More]
Before I start sharing my motherhood issues, I’m going to ask you to vote for baby J in the Gerber Photo Search! You only need to provide an email address to “login” to vote. Here’s what you’re looking for: You can vote daily through Thanksgiving. SIX winners (determined by votes) will get $3,500 and $750 in… [Read More]
My absolute, hands-down, favorite time of the year is upon us. Autumn. Or Fall. Whatever you prefer to call it, it’s awesomesauce on fresh baked bread with a hot mug of apple cider. It’s perfect running weather with multi-colored trees and crunchy leaves. It’s a season of visible change in the earth and this year, it… [Read More]
Have you heard of those painting events where you get to enjoy adult beverages while being shown how to create your own work of art? Well here in McMinnville, we have Cup And Easel events with local artist, Amanda Pewonka. I got some girlfriends together to try this for my birthday and am just now getting around… [Read More]