Wellington Lake training swim- 2012

Hello and welcome to my blog. I’ve been wanting to start one for years, but kept putting it off, so hey, here we are.

First, if you want to look back at all the things I wrote during my cancer treatments, here is the link for that blog:

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Your whole life, you wake up every morning in your body. It’s your own to build and train and you have the freedom to flex it to your needs. You take for granted that it will be there to convey you through life. You spend time learning to be comfortable in your own skin and…

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It’s “Just Menopause”

I was lucky. I only spent about nine months in medically induced menopause, caused by chemo. At age 35, I was borderline for chemo to cause permanent menopause, and my oncologist was fabulous in talking through what that meant with me and Ryan. I know some women are not that fortunate and are shocked to…

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The North Channel

My journey to the North Channel goes all the way back to 2011, when my good friend Craig Lenning became the first American to complete this swim. He was the 12th person to make it across the North Channel (his was the 16th swim, since legends Kevin Murphy and Alison Streeter had already racked up…

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Where I Stand

I don’t normally post or comment about politics. I have two reasons for this: First, I genuinely respect and value all people, regardless of beliefs, whether you agree with me or not. I think knowing and caring about people of differing opinions and backgrounds and ways of thinking is what adds color to our lives…

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