Monday, January 26, 2015

here goes nothing...with an orange visor

Well, I am scared to death to start this whole process.  Putting things into words has never been my strong suit.  People would say I am a chatty, bubbly, and sometimes loud individual but the deep down dark details make the hair on the back of my neck stand up.  So here goes nothing.  I am starting a blog.  

Much like training for the first race I ever did this is an overwhelming experience.  You tell yourself you can do this, other people are doing it, the constant comparing starts but then you have to take action.  That is where is all gets scary.  You are in charge of you.  The only person holding you back is you.  Making a plan is easy, creating a schedule, doing research, all looks simple on paper.  But then the day comes when you have to put your feet outside that door and take action.  It is no longer talk-you are doing it.  

The first race Ben and I ever ran was a five miler in Ashburn Virginia which started in the open field in front of Belmont Country Club in 2008.  I don't even remember the name of it or what my time was but I just remember it was HARD!  Started getting interested in the sprint triathlons so did a few of those and one of the pieces of swag at the Ashburn Tri was an orange visor.  Game Changer!  

That orange visor is a safety net for me, my lovey if you will.  I even run with it on the sunlight in my basement but it's on my head.  If ever driving around town and you see a girl with an orange visor on running, it's probably me!  I have had four children and gained probably 50 pounds with each baby, so I have lost 200 pounds if you want to look at it that way.  That visor has been with me through each of those pounds.  I am not a trainer, a dietitian, a nutritionist, nor a therapist.  I am a strong woman, wife, mother, friend, short order cook, running buddy, coach and whatever else you want me to be.  I can be your orange visor.

Join me on this journey...not sure where it will take me but I am excited...I want to inspire and be inspired....I want to give what I can and learn along the way.  

Army Ten Miler Through the Years 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014
PR 1:18:25


  1. always a ray of sunshine, funny as no tomorrow, and a wonderful soul! I've enjoyed watching the journey so far. Oh and you forgot to add actress to your resume!

    1. Ahh Ken...thanks so much! I should add actress to the list...need a few more gigs though ;)

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    1. Thanks Rachel...hope to motivate some people out there!!!