Category: Memories

Random High School Memories

High school was a crazy time.  I really never did find my place or anything that I was good at, but I certainly didn’t give up.  I ran track my freshman year, played volleyball my freshman and I think sophomore years, which conflicted with marching band, so I gave it up due to a very militant band director who made… Read more →

The House Fire, 1994

Most of the time in life, we only talk about the good and happy memories.  The painful ones, we’d rather stick in the back of the closet or the corner of the basement and never speak of them again. This is one that I have not talked about or mentioned in years; not that I have forgotten, but as time went… Read more →

The Most Romantic Evening

The day was September 23rd 2013. I knew a formal proposal day was coming, I just didn’t know when. We knew we were getting married, but we didn’t have the rings yet. Things moved so quickly, there was barely time to breathe, let alone worry about rings. We had planned to get married on October 1st in Arizona, while also… Read more →

I Won a New Car For a Year

On May 3rd, 1995, my ex-husband and I had gone to test drive a truck at Liberty Chevrolet in Johnstown, OH. What we didn’t know was that the salesman had entered us into a drawing to win a one year lease on a Chrysler Lebaron convertible.  A few days later, I got a phone call telling me that our name had been… Read more →

My First Boston Marathon…An Unexpected Ending

If there’s one thing that I never expected to witness in my life, it would be an act of terror.  I certainly didn’t expect to witness such an act after I crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon in 2013.  What a tangled, twisted, emotional day that was and for so many reasons.  I was having a hard enough time… Read more →

My Lessons in Marathon Running Manifesto

I composed this race day Manifesto on May 8, 2011 after another one of my sub 4:00 marathon attempts.  Little did I know that the following year, not only would I run under four hours, but that I would shatter it with a 3:42 marathon.  I decided I needed to get out of my head and make some changes to… Read more →

My Grandma Mary

I want to talk a little bit about my memories of my favorite grandmother…the one who spent countless weeks with me every summer, the one who never missed a holiday or family event, the one who was always proud to show us off to her friends.  My favorite memory is how she gave me the chance to learn how to… Read more →

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