“If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it – then I can achieve it.”
(Jesse Jackson/Muhammad Ali)
“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
(Frank Herbert: Dune)
I’m a wife and a mother of two handsome boys, trying to balance family life with running, studying Electrical and Computer Engineering at CU Boulder, and holding down two jobs: one at a major technology company and another at the University. This blog consists of honest and unfiltered reflections upon my running, and how running intertwines with all other aspects of my life.
My journey as a full-time runner began in February of 2017, when I realized I was severely overweight. As a result, I did possibly the most drastic things anyone could do to drop weight: I signed up for my first marathon. Last October, I ran the Boulder Rez Marathon, and managed to achieve a qualifying for the Pikes Peak Marathon in the process. I dropped 70+ lbs throughout my training, becoming much stronger both physically and emotionally.
I’m a “both-runner,” meaning I run on both roads and trails. While I get my speed-fix from road running, trails bring healing to my soul.