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“Dream Big,” & Other Things I Would Say to My Younger Self

A little more than three weeks ago I was traveling up to New York on the train. My journey to running the NYC Marathon began two years prior when I got into the marathon, but had to withdraw because I had torn my hamstring from the bone and needed surgery. After a year of rehabbing my injury, with things still not completely “right,” my surgeon suggested that perhaps I try a different activity. I wouldn’t...

Lesson Learned

As some of you may recall, I decided to go off of the reservation this summer and, with the exception of my son’s Boy Scout camp, my children spent their summer in free form.   One of the trips that we took was to Calvert Cliffs. Calvert Cliffs is about two hours from our home. It is a series of cliffs along the Chesapeake and is known for its fossils.  However, to get to the beach area that is known for the holy...

Summer Fun- Activities For Kids

It’s hard to believe that the Fourth of July is here.  More importantly, it’s hard to believe that the summer is well underway, and I haven’t done as much as I wanted with my kids. Let me rewind for a minute. When we approached the end of school, I sat with both of them, catalogs of camps spread out before us. They lazily looked at each and really showed no interest.  That’s basically when I...

What is an avulsed hamstring?

“I don’t see anything on the MRI.” ‘Dr. J,’ my orthopedist responded. Just as I was letting out a sigh of relief, Dr. J interrupted my thoughts. “Wait, didn’t you say you had an injury last spring?” “Yeah, I thought I pulled my hamstring last spring during the Mud Dog Race.” I casually responded. Last April a few friends and I had embarked on the Mud Dog, which of...

Hot Air Balloon Ride

After waiting almost a year and several weather delays, we finally took our hot air balloon ride that was purchased at a charity silent auction by my Father and his wife. I had always thought it looked like fun, but truly had no idea of just how spectacular it actually is. As the basket lifted off the ground a girlish giddiness overwhelmed me. I felt as if I was a child all over again discovering something...

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