sharing the stairs

because life has ups and downs…

Self-Care Sunday: Set a Goal

My husband is a goal setter. Ken’s also a goal-getter.🏆He doesn’t just think about his goals. He acts on them. He’s one of those guys who can’t rest until it’s … Continue reading

November 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

My Running Mission Field

It’s summer! For this teacher, it means the chance to run in the mornings. I just can’t seem to get into a morning exercise groove during the school year. I’ve … Continue reading

June 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Merilee’s Story

My husband has done the Leadville Marathon in Leadville, Colorado, twice. When he crossed that finish line each time, he was greeted by a blonde woman who enthusiastically put that … Continue reading

June 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Soundtracks for Running

Happy Global Running Day! I got out there this morning to run 3.5 miles! It sounds great, but I have to admit that it was awful! My calves were tight. … Continue reading

June 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Running the Stairs

I’m taking this return journey to fitness seriously. I jumped back in at the beginning of May and have only missed two days. Not bad for a girl who couldn’t … Continue reading

May 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Medal Motivation Monday

Have you ever had one of those seasons in your life where time screams by at warp speed and you wonder how you will ever find a balance again? Yeah- … Continue reading

May 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Run. Rebuild. Remember.

On May 22, 2011, my hometown of Joplin, Missouri, was almost wiped off the map by an EF5 tornado. With winds over 200 miles per hour, the multi-vortex tornado devastated … Continue reading

May 19, 2018 · Leave a comment