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The Crazy Eights

The Crazy Eights

I’ve started writing and rewriting this post several times over the last 6 months. I can’t quite put it into the right words to convey exactly how much The Crazy Eights mean to me. So I’m just going to turn my brain off, not worry about the right words and just write. In April I … Continue reading

Running in tutus – Inspiration and Glam Runner

By now most people have probably heard about the tutus. In fact, the tutus are probably old news. The Internet seemed to explode with disappointment and outrage at the end of March when SELF Magazine made fun of Monika Allen and Taramae Baize for running in tutus in the LA Marathon. Unknown to SELF Magazine, Monika Allen … Continue reading

Marathon mantras

I wore this shirt today for a workout and it reminded me of how that quote became one of my mantras during my marathon. Arlene had gone to the race expo the day before me and found this shirt. She bought it and sent me a picture and I knew I wanted it too. When … Continue reading


My grandma passed away recently at the age of 93. Last week we had her visitation, funeral service and interment of ashes. What was nice about this process was it gave us an opportunity to privately say goodbye to her (immediate family only so there were 12 of us total). The saddest part for me … Continue reading