New Year’s Double Double or 5th Time’s a Charm

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This year was the 5th year in a row for the New Year’s Double event– and 5th year for me, too. It is one of the few (ok, only) races I do every year. Because it’s fabulously organized. Because the race director is a friend and ultra runner who makes sure every single thing is done with care and high…

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On Legacy, Bling, & Thank You Notes

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It’s been years & sometimes it feels like forever and yesterday at the same time.  He was my son’s father and my husband for 22 years and we lost him too soon. Now that I’m clearing and resorting lots of things everything! in my life (hellooo empty nest) I’ve started to open and sort the boxes from his study –…

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Recovery, Everything Changes, Fire & Ice

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“The Marathon des Sables is animalian and primal and like a tattoo for your soul and a way to stay grounded to this life and a church and the most beautiful thing I’ve seen in my 33 years on this massive blue-and-green planet.” –Meghan Hicks, 2012* It’s been 3 ½ months since I got home from Morocco.  Still healing up…

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New Year’s Double, errrr…. Double

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Events: 12/31/2014: 5K & Marathon 1/1/2015: 5K + Marathon Public service announcement: If you have an inkling, any at all, that this might be fun – SIGN UP FAST! Because it fills in a heartbeat, for good reason. Libby Jones, race director & owner of The Active Joe is an accomplished ultra-runner & pays attention to the details that make…

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Train a Dog – Save a Warrior

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I am using my Marathon des Sables race to raise awareness and funds for the Train a Dog Save a Warrior Program. This amazing organization rescues dogs and trains them as Medical Alert Service Dogs for our veterans – a huge win for the dog AND the veteran. They do a phenomenal amount of good on a very small budget….

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