#RunLikeKeith

31 Days of Celebrating Real Life [10/24/15]

Today I ran for the first time since the half marathon. I’ve been a bit nervous about going and have definitely put it off for the last month. I got up the nerve, so we went. I only went for about

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#RunLikeKeith Half Marathon Accomplished

It has been nearly two weeks since I finished the Navy-Air Force Half Marathon and I can’t quite seem to convince myself that it really happened. Sunday, September 20, 2015 was perfect weather for a race. The race started and ended at the base of the Washington Monument and downtown Washington D.C. was buzzing with…

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McUpdate September 2015

I’m finally managing catching up on life; do not take this as a promise to write updates regularly. Here’s what we’ve been up to: I ran the Navy-Air Force Half Marathon last weekend. That deserves its own post (or several), but I am glad I never gave up during training or the race. The race…

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An Introvert’s Guide to Sharing Your Story

I enjoy hearing or reading people’s stories. When we give a story the time and space to be told, we are affirming the significance of the story teller’s experience. Sharing our stories is an incredible way to encourage each other through the more challenging seasons of life. Blogging has been a therapeutic way for me…

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Help Us #RunLikeKeith

It’s hard to believe that the Navy-Air Force Half Marathon is in just a few days. It’s been a whirlwind few months without adding training for a half marathon. I’m still a bit in shock that I even agreed to do this. I am so incredibly grateful for all the support and encouragement I have…

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What It Means To #RunLikeKeith

I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to #RunLikeKeith. Part of it is to feel the freedom in your mind and body as you move through space and push yourself to go faster and farther than last time. But since I will never be #FastLikeKeith, I’ve been working through what the hashtag means…

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#RunLikeKeith June Update (and fundraiser!)

I haven’t written much about my half marathon training recently, so it’s about time I do! Plus, I have some exciting news… First, the training update. I had to take almost two weeks off due to travel and an epic stomach bug. It’s been really hard to get back in the swing of things both…

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Four Months Later

Today is four months since Keith passed away. It feels like it could be years. And yet, I still have regular flashbacks that make it feel like he’s still here and still sick. As much as I miss him and find myself in disbelief that I’m having to parent alone, without my teammate, I am…

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Worn

  Today was supposed to be Day One of #runlikekeith half marathon training. We got up and out the door despite toddler protests to meet friends. We got there and got kids buckled in strollers and as I pushed the stroller to everyone else, the front wheel popped off with a bent axle.  After an…

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#RunLikeKeith

Any of you who have known Keith for any amount of time know that Keith was an avid runner. He started running in high school and found that it was the best way for him to burn off steam and work through life. He had hoped to run a marathon in his lifetime, but never…

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