Nathan’s First Fun Run

October 7, 2014

You saw the picture on Sunday. Nathan looked “all grown up” – ready to attempt his first 1-mile fun run. He was looking at the camera, smiling broadly, as if to say, “I got this.” The reality? Not quite as smooth as you might expect. It was a last-minute decision to put him in the race. […]

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It’s Here! Sarah Kate Shares With the World #WhyIRunDisney

June 23, 2014

Remember that day when Sarah Kate was The Most Awesome Kid in the World? And remember when the runDisney folks took notice and decided they wanted to share with the rest of the world (you know, all of those folks who weren’t there on that glorious day) how awesome she was? Well, runDisney decided that the […]

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The Other – Much Less Dramatic But No Less Fun – Disney Kids Race

March 4, 2014

What can I say about Nathan’s race, which immediately followed Sarah Kate’s triumph? He was ready to go. Or at least he was ready to give a thumbs up. And based on the graph her Fitbit generated, I think he and Katie ran at least a mile in the corral waiting on us before his […]

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What It Was Like to Be the Mom of the Most Awesome Kid in the World1

February 27, 2014

It’s been almost a week, and I’m still blown away. After the disaster that was the First Light Fun Run last month, I wasn’t sure Sarah Kate would be able to complete the Disney Kids 1-Mile, part of the Princess Half Marathon Weekend. In fact, “I wasn’t sure” is the understatement of the year – […]

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Dead Last Finish is greater than Did Not Finish, which trumps Did Not Start

January 16, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, my daughter, Sarah Kate, who has cerebral palsy, came home from running club with a flyer for the First Light Marathon Fun Run – a 1.2-mile event being held in Mobile on January 12. I was registered for the half marathon, and I was happy that she was so excited […]

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Sometimes It Pays to Be Last

January 17, 2013

If you saw Tuesday’s post, then you figured out that we did, indeed, make it down to Disney for marathon weekend. Nathan hasn’t missed one yet (including when he was in the womb), but it was Sarah Kate’s first. I didn’t plan to take her, but her school had half-day off on Thursday and all […]

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Ten (Photos) for Tuesday: Disney Magic

January 15, 2013

I’m sitting here at my desk late on Monday night, wishing I had the energy to weave a tale together for you about the past few days (and honestly, to edit these photos quite a bit more!), but it just ain’t happening. So I’ll be a little bit of a tease and post some photos […]

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Strength vs. Fragility: Tiger Parenting, Disability and Expectations

February 16, 2012

  This week, the Washington Times published a story about Moshe Kai Cavalin, a California boy who completed two associates degrees by age 9 and will graduate with a bachelor’s degree from UCLA at age 14. Most of us would categorize Cavalin as a genius, but he doesn’t see himself that way. In fact, he’s […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Tortoise and Hare Edition

January 11, 2012

I was training for the Marine Corps Marathon when I learned I was pregnant with Nathan. My doctor, knowing I was an experienced distance runner, allowed me to continue, and I went on to complete the marathon while sixteen weeks pregnant, and the Walt Disney World Half Marathon (and the 5K the day before) while […]

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Tri, Tri Again (The Triathlon, Part 2)

September 20, 2011

For Part 1, check out last Thursday’s “Might As Well Tri” I woke before the alarm went off at 4am and headed into the bathroom to get dressed. Mr. Andi emerged shortly thereafter and assured me that he was better and we would be doing the triathlon. I applied my tri-tats and headed to the […]

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