Why?

Why?

“That doesn’t make sense.” This was the response from my 6-year-old daughter, Keagan, upon hearing that instead of eating lunch today I had gone for a run (in my defense it was 70 degrees and sunny, the literal definition of perfect weather.) I told her to get in line...
Girls on Run: A Coach’s Perspective

Girls on Run: A Coach’s Perspective

  A couple years ago, I was coaching my first Girls on the Run season at an elementary school here in Des Moines. My team was an amazing group of 3rd-5th grade girls, some who had participated in the program before, and a few who were first-timers. However, most of...
Intro to the IMT Des Moines Marathon

Intro to the IMT Des Moines Marathon

Work takes me regularly through the Des Moines airport. On a recent trip I’d dropped off my rental and made my way down the corridor from baggage toward security with exactly one other person. (I love our eensy-weensy teeny-tiny airport.) Speed-walking to beat the...