Tokyo Marathon

This week my husband and I are heading to Tokyo for the city’s World Marathon Major. This is the first year the city will host the marathon as part of the (now) six World Marathon Majors, so it is an accomplishment, I’m especially excited about.

Tokyo Marathon

I’m a bit nervous about the long trip, but I’m eager to have the chance to do this race with my husband in a place neither of us have ever been before. It is special to have him do this race with me, and we were fortunate enough to race together in the London Marathon last year.

Thanks for all your support as I trained for this latest marathon. I’ll be sure to share a recap of the race, once I return!

As many of you know, March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and one of the big ways you can show your support is by joining Dress in Blue Day on Friday, March 7. I’m also inviting each of you to join me for the Undy 5000 race on Saturday, March 29 to support the Colon Cancer Alliance. Visit my team’s page, Powered by Hope.

Check back for the latest details on what I have coming up next month!

Thankful in 2014

As time passes, I at times take things for granted. I forget to tell my family how much I love and appreciate them. Without my husband Dave and children Kyle and Kati, I would be empty.

Many, many thanks to everyone else in my life – to all those who support me and my family – for ALL that you do.

My hope is that 2014 will be a blessed year for you all, and that you live each day to the fullest.

Now get your rear in gear!

Are You Blue?

Teri-cancer-awareness-monthMarch is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and blue is the color to wear to show your support! As a colon cancer survivor and a warrior in the fight against this disease, I want to help spread the word:

Colorectal cancer is preventable, treatable, and beatable when you know a few simple facts!

1. Early detection is vital.
While colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined in the US, it is estimated that over 90% of all cases of colon cancer can be prevented with recommended screening. Despite its high incidence, colon cancer is one of the most detectable and, if found early enough, most treatable forms of cancer. Read More

What powers you?

go-st-louis-marathonAs I think about what to write in this space, two thoughts keep jumping in my head –powered by hope, and inspire.

Let’s take powered by hope, my slogan. How did I come up with this?

When I was preparing to go to Kona for the Ironman World Championship, it soon became obvious many of my family and friends were going to come along. I decided since there would be such a large group, it would be fun for everyone to have a t-shirt for race day. The next decision was what to put on the shirts. Pictures, logos, sayings –what?

Before I Googled “t-shirts” to rack my noncreative brain, the words “powered by” came to me, and I wondered, What does power me? Many answers came to mind. My faith. My family. My friends. But when it came to defeating cancer, what powered me (and still powers me) to fight? It was simple…HOPE! Read More