why she runs
"….trust the magic of beginnings."  Good morning, world!  It’s the start of a new school year for my boys and a new job for me. Have a great first day of school to all my friends’ kiddos and to all my fellow teacher friends.

"….trust the magic of beginnings." Good morning, world! It’s the start of a new school year for my boys and a new job for me. Have a great first day of school to all my friends’ kiddos and to all my fellow teacher friends.

When you’re dragging and don’t feel like #running, ignore a friend’s whiny texts and drag them out of bed for 6 miles. :)  Misery in the heat and humidity loves company. Thank you, Tonya and Nasra. Miles are miles no matter what. In the bank for @marinecorpsmarathon . #marathontraining #marathoners #MCM2014

When you’re dragging and don’t feel like #running, ignore a friend’s whiny texts and drag them out of bed for 6 miles. :) Misery in the heat and humidity loves company. Thank you, Tonya and Nasra. Miles are miles no matter what. In the bank for @marinecorpsmarathon . #marathontraining #marathoners #MCM2014

One hot mess, I am. The last 3 solo miles were tough tough tough (just shoot me now just shoot me now) compared to the first 12. Shifting and following a different marathon training plan that works better with my crazy busy life. #Grateful for my friend Nasra for making the first 12 miles go by faster. More pics coming. #lovethetrails #trailrunning #marathontraining #MCM2014

One hot mess, I am. The last 3 solo miles were tough tough tough (just shoot me now just shoot me now) compared to the first 12. Shifting and following a different marathon training plan that works better with my crazy busy life. #Grateful for my friend Nasra for making the first 12 miles go by faster. More pics coming. #lovethetrails #trailrunning #marathontraining #MCM2014

3 beagle miles and then 3 solo evening miles. Our #beagle LOVES to #run!!

3 beagle miles and then 3 solo evening miles. Our #beagle LOVES to #run!!

Painting with my boys. #DCHopeProject #hopeforward #LillyOncologyOnCanvas #WashingtonDC

Painting with my boys. #DCHopeProject #hopeforward #LillyOncologyOnCanvas #WashingtonDC

The nose knows. #beaglelove #beagle

The nose knows. #beaglelove #beagle

"Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant; there is no such thing. 
Making your unknown known is the important thing.” ~Georgia O’Keefe. From Expressive Art Inspirations.

"Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant; there is no such thing.
Making your unknown known is the important thing.” ~Georgia O’Keefe. From Expressive Art Inspirations.

5 treadmill miles and lots of #beaglelove. #running #marathontraining #beagle #rescuedog

5 treadmill miles and lots of #beaglelove. #running #marathontraining #beagle #rescuedog

6yo: “From up here, the world doesn’t seem so big.”  Hiking with all my boys on this beautiful day. #ontopoftheworld #love

6yo: “From up here, the world doesn’t seem so big.” Hiking with all my boys on this beautiful day. #ontopoftheworld #love

Day 4 of my second #DaleChihuly #artcamp and I just love the burst of color!!!  We are letting these dry overnight so we can pop the balloons tomorrow and make Chihuly-inspired baskets.  I have a great group of ambitious, fearless, creative, and  prolific kids. Huge thanks to their moms, my friends, for letting them take my little camp and helping me get that much closer to where I want to be. #grateful #art #kidsart #sculpture #sculptureforkids

Day 4 of my second #DaleChihuly #artcamp and I just love the burst of color!!! We are letting these dry overnight so we can pop the balloons tomorrow and make Chihuly-inspired baskets. I have a great group of ambitious, fearless, creative, and prolific kids. Huge thanks to their moms, my friends, for letting them take my little camp and helping me get that much closer to where I want to be. #grateful #art #kidsart #sculpture #sculptureforkids