Conquer or die

In less than a week, I will join other members of the 2015 Medtronic Global Heroes team. I will be participating in the Twin Cities in Motion 10 Miler.  My options in life are: conquer or die, I choose to conquer. I will be out running adversity and achieving what …

Me

I am a 2015 Medtronic Global Heroes team member. Only twenty-five athletes from around the world hold this title, and I’m one of them. 6 years, 14 surgeries, hundreds of pills, a body covered in scars… all equate to being a hero – a person who is admired or idealized …

So I hike!

In the winter of 2008, I attended the Women’s Wilderness Institution, an all-female adult version of Outward Bounds. I set off on a primitive camping expedition with six other women. A major group trust building activity was belaying for one another as we each took turns rock climbing. Growing up …

Brooks Moving Comfort, my bra!

When hiking 2,660 miles, comfort is essential. My neuromodulator batteries lay just underneath my clavicles (ouch). I’ve been looking for a bra with wide straps; thin, narrow straps dig into my skin. Which as you can imagine is uncomfortable and PAINFUL. Attempting to stay within my budget, I originally opted …