Number 20. In the Books!

Number 20. In the Books!

Sunday, 18th October 2020:  I awake to run my ‘virtual’ IMT Des Moines Half Marathon… and it is snowing!  Although it was tempting to go back to sleep, I resisted the urge and completed a wintry 13.1 mile run.  And in a way, the weather seemed appropriate for a...
It’s More Than a Medal

It’s More Than a Medal

I know there has been controversy the last few years about giving a participation trophy to every young member of a sports team. I can understand both sides of the discussion, but the medals hanging on my wall are not “participation trophies.” They are much more than...
What a Thrill to Race!

What a Thrill to Race!

What a thrill to race again! The porta-potty lines, freezing in the starting corral, stumbling through the post-race food line. All beautiful memories I’ve missed since the racing world shut down in 2020. And while I will genuinely treasure those experiences, in this...
The Unconventional Athlete

The Unconventional Athlete

by Stefanie Harper You have to start somewhere. 9 years ago, I began a journey that is anything but ordinary or predictable. The start of my journey can be credited, in part, to the exhilaration I felt after completing my first 5k. As everything else related to my...