Teri’s Challenge – Get Your Rear in Gear! Part 2

“Just do it!” – Nike

Last month, I invited you to join Teri’s Challenge by committing to run or walk a 5K or longer race in your area in October. Now that you’ve had a little time to think about it, what do you say?

If you are new to this sort of thing, you’ll probably want a little (or a lot) of support. Well, you’re in luck, because the Teri’s Challenge team has several amazing partners to help you along the way. Read More

Teri’s Challenge – Get Your Rear in Gear! Part 1

Courage is resistance to fear and mastery of fear, not absence of fear. – Mark Twain

There is nothing more empowering than setting a challenging goal, working at it, and then accomplishing it! If you have struggled with health and fitness in the past, but have a desire to take charge of your health, then I am offering you that very experience.

Teri’s Challenge is an invitation for you to join others like you and commit to running or walking a 5K in your area in October.

Whether your fitness level is pretty good, or you struggle to get off the couch, commit to running your first 5K, and I guarantee the experience will be life changing. Read More

The Elephant in the Room – Let’s talk about Colorectal Cancer

elephant-in-room-colorectal-cancerI’m always looking for avenues to create awareness for colorectal cancer and the importance of screening and early detection. I recently had the pleasure of being featured as Exact Sciences Hero of the Month (May). Exact Sciences is a molecular diagnostics company focused on colorectal cancer. As part of the interview, I was asked why, in my opinion, it is important for people to be educated about the disease and the prevention methods. My answer was simple:

“No one wants to talk about colorectal cancer. Really it is a humbling cancer. Who wants to discuss such personal matters? I try to do so with humor. We must educate the general population that with screening, this cancer can be prevented. It is the third most commonly Read More

Let’s outrun cancer!

outrun-cancerMy family and friends are what motivate me. Without them, I would not have been able to pursue my dream of competing in triathlons and marathons – both before and after my cancer diagnosis. And I pray they will never have to endure what I had to.

Cancer can feel like its own marathon, with the many appointments, tests, surgeries and treatments that fill up your calendar, regardless of what else you had planned. Cancer wears you out, but keeps you running. Rather than give in to the cancer treadmill, I am determined to outrun cancer – for me, for my family, and for you.

I used to swim, bike and run for myself. Now I do it for everyone touched by cancer, and those I hope will never have to be. I cannot think of a better way to do this than by joining the Million Dollar Marathon and going Read More