My #1 Fan

Mile #16

I’ll get right to the point on this one. As I was preparing my list, I knew my inspiration for completing Mile #16 would be my husband, Mike. For 15 years he has served in various capacities with the Indiana State Police. From the moment I said I do, I have been his #1 supporter. […]

This pic wasn't from the Chicago marathon, sadly I forgot to take a pic with him.

The Best Advice I Received Working for the Indiana State Police

Do you ever wonder why out of the millions of conversations you’ve had over your lifetime; there are several that remain front and center in your mind? I was twenty four and working for the Indiana State Police as a grant administrator and personnel officer. I enjoyed my job, but wanted more. A good friend […]

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Can You Accomplish Your Dreams on Your Own?

Miles #5- #8

Can you accomplish your dreams on your own? I know I can’t. If I think about everything that I have accomplished in my life those accomplishments had little to do with me, but were more about those surrounding me. I had to do the hard work, but the people that believed in me, opened doors, […]


I Chased This Dream for 20 Years

Miles #1 - #4

For 20 years I chased a dream that I never thought would become a reality. My sophomore year in college, after repeated knee, hamstring and back injuries, my running career came to an abrupt halt. I can remember the moment vividly as I was sitting on a table while the athletic trainer told me, “If […]

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Speaking: Mom2Mom Batesville

So excited for tomorrow! This will be my THIRD time speaking to the Mom2Mom Batesville group of fabulous women. I can’t wait to see friends and make new ones. I’ll be walking the moms, step by step, through the process to organize their pantry and closets. These two areas are sometimes the quickest and easiest […]

Can a Smile Make a Difference?

The relationship between this young woman and homeless man began with a simple smile. A small gift that cost her nothing. It would forever change his life. In the most dire of circumstances, Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho had a BIG DREAM that he never gave up on. We all face challenges and struggles pursuing our dreams, […]