Picacho Peak Run

Off one of the most boring drives along I-10 in between Phoenix & Tucson sits an iconic peak. It sorta marks that halfway point along the drive and rises up 1500′ quite triumphantly in the distance. It’s a popular place for RV’s and campers alike with some great trails for all different levels of abilities… Continue reading Picacho Peak Run

Lessons Learned

Running offers us so much in ways of enriching our lives! You have to focus on the big picture & not nitpick every run!

Hemp Hearts: A Delicious Review

So I was asked to try out and review a product called Hemp Hearts from the company Manitoba Harvest.  As soon as I received the bag of hemp hearts, which are shelled hemp seeds and also a raw product, I opened it up to give it a taste!  The flavor is not overbearing and tastes… Continue reading Hemp Hearts: A Delicious Review

Fitness Strategies…

School is back in session in this house!  I’ve got one starting 1st grade, a sophomore in high school and now one in college!  Wow!  They’ve all done so well adjusting back into their routine and seem happy to be reunited with friends and even a schedule!  I couldn’t be happier or more proud of these… Continue reading Fitness Strategies…

Always on the GO!

This summer is flying by so quickly!  Only a couple of more weeks left before the kids go back to school and our schedule once again gets crazy!  More driving, homework, making lunches, last-minute “I need this by tomorrow!”…it never seems to end!  My days usually start in the 4am hour with a run and teaching a… Continue reading Always on the GO!

Uvida Sportswear UPF50+

What can I say?  I am a Tucson native and have grown up in the Southern Arizona sun!  When I was a child, I played outside all day, everyday and sunscreen was not part of our daily routine at all!  When I started college, I took notice of magazine articles and doctors recommending use of  a… Continue reading Uvida Sportswear UPF50+

Reminiscing: My First Marathon

I ran The Tucson Marathon for the first time in December 2001.  Running a marathon was a dream that I secretly held onto for a long time, but never believed that I could actually do it.  I was too chicken to just train and sign up for one all by myself and the people that did run them… Continue reading Reminiscing: My First Marathon

Sharing The Grand Canyon Experience

On October 18th, 2014, I set out to do something I never imagined possible.  I helped four others experience the Grand Canyon through running!  Almost exactly one year ago, I ran my first double-crossing of the Grand Canyon (rim-to-rim-to-rim) which was a dream come true.  I was lucky enough to have met someone who had… Continue reading Sharing The Grand Canyon Experience