Ten hours after my father died, I found myself in a pet store trying to comprehend the clerk as she explained she could not legally sell my son and I goldfish due to not having the appropriate tank prepped for the occasion. It was Christmas Eve afternoon and I had promised my son we’d surprise … Continue reading The promises we keep
Iron River resident Beth Probst is a non-athlete. Or so she believes. In 2011, after a few too-many mojitos at a dinner party with friends (remember those?), she decides to give running a try. Logically, she signs up for a half marathon, even though she’s never run a race in her life. And so begins … Continue reading Local Author Shares Love-Hate Relationship with Running in her Debut Book
The decision was made in an instant but years in the making. “I love you girls but I cannot keep fighting. Please don’t be mad.” A glance at the nurse and a plea. “Please. I just want to go in peace.” Suddenly we are out of time. After years of ups and downs navigating a … Continue reading When all you have is words…
I finally did it. I wrote a book. A book dedicated to any woman who has felt unworthy… but showed up anyway. In other words, gals like me. The book is technically about running – hence the title: It could be worse: a girlfriend’s guide for runners who detest running. But as I say in … Continue reading Call Your Shot
I'm on my annual fall one-night get-away in which I contemplate all things life while driving and hiking back roads with my trusty D-SLR slung on my shoulder. It is a lot to tackle in 24-hours but it is on these trails where a 3-4 hour hike feels like a lifetime. It is crazy how … Continue reading Two Yooper days, one book, and a lifetime of insecurities.
I’m interrupting mom’s year of self-discovery to talk about the most important thing in her life – me. Yep, Jake from Moon Lake is back and hijacking mom’s blog for a quick update on the year I was 6. A year ago, I rang in my birthday with a football themed party at the Community … Continue reading Lucky 7 Anyone?
So here we are... July. The year if half-over. WTF happened? I started the year with such good intentions. So focused. So prioritized. This was going to be my year. I'll be frank. The pandemic has been disruptive to say the least. A serious distraction. Throw in some crucial conversations and reflections about the privilege … Continue reading Bring on the Chaos
Let's be honest for a minute. I am one of the most competitive people on the planet. I love to win. In fact, for years I've told myself the reason I keep running is because I absolutely suck at it and somehow that will teach me that sometimes you do stuff, just to have fun … Continue reading Winning Matters
Two months ago, I was diligently taking notes as Dave Hollis educated this pragmatic planner on how I was made for more and how I could get out of my own way. As I scribbled notes, I added pre-order his book to my to-do list and soaked in all of the things that might get … Continue reading And then this happened…
This post will be short but accountable. It’ll soon be 2-months since RISE Ft. Myers. I’m not going to lie. A series of life changing things have not happened and my universe is not altered. But, sometimes it is the little things that remind me, progress not perfection. After all, isn’t that the very definition … Continue reading Here we go…