Saturday, July 30, 2016

Look up, move forward blog

I am sharing my thoughts - journey of writing, running, cycling, Becky/Georgie guide dog team, thoughts as a therapist ... and just life journeys here: Hope you'll join us and I also hope I will get back to being a consistent blogger! I would love to hear from you!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Making History - Ragnar

There is so much to say about this tiring, amazing, history making experience!   I'll post more later but here is the clip a couple days before.

Here is the link from Fox News:  Ragnar

My favorite moment from this experience will be -- when we were all near the finish line and were waiting for our runner to come in .. we met him about 50 yards and made an arch with our canes that he ran through .. then we ran behind him.  So awesome!!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Our Clip

The past month has been so fun!  Retreats, Ragnar, Book Signings, Presentations in Baltimore, Visits with Natalie and a segment on Fox about our book.  #lookupmoveforward #celebratethejourney

Sharing on Fox - Look up, move forward

Monday, June 20, 2016

Look up, move forward

The favorite part of writing this book has been connecting with friends, family and meeting new friends!  As people have begun to share with me they have read the book, I have loved hearing about their stories of courage.  We each have a story to share.

Thank you!  If is available in the following formats at this time:

Print Copy

Look up, move forward - Kindle Version

Look up, move forward - Nook Version

Steve sharing a part of our story.  I think I'm trying to not cry :).  

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Salt Lake Marathon

I ran the Salt Lake City Marathon yesterday with three remarkable friends.  I love them and am so grateful for their friendships and willingness to also guide me along the journey.  We stayed in step fro 26.2 miles.  

Here we are at the starting line

We enjoyed the journey stopping for some photo ops :).  

This is Larry - he has run over 1600 marathons.  Incredible!
So grateful for incredible support from my family ... always!  Steve cheered us on at the half way point and again at mile 25 where it was so wonderful to have him run the last mile with him.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Running tethered

I love hearing how someone, who is visually impaired, has found the joy of running with one of the tethers made by my friend Shannon! Today I heard from my friend, Joy at doublevisionblog about her run ... so fun!    

This link tells you a little bit about how my tether came to be.  What happened to that girl who walked into the stop sign and walked so cautiously for a while?  She learned how to walk safely with a cane ... then a guide dog and she is now running!   My tether is red - stretchy fabric - made by my friend Shannon over six years ago!  I am so impressed that I haven't lost it :).  The miles this tether has logged are quite remarkable ... Boston, NYC, St. George, Top of Utah, Utah Valley Marathons and SLC Marathon coming in a couple weeks.  Several half-marathons, 10Ks, 5Ks and so many journeys along Davis Boulevard.  

Running tethered with friends - Brenda and Suzette.  Its a wonderful way to start the day before seeing clients at Resilient Solutions, Inc as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor.   Photo by Rick Egan/SL Tribune

Tether - Anchors something moveable to a reference point which may be fixed or moving.  I like thinking of the tether as an anchor.  We have our anchors in our life that keep us grounded.  I also believe we are here to tether each other.  I am so very grateful for the anchors - who tether me through life. Sometimes we are the steady part guiding the way and other times we may be holding on to be guided.  Other times we are simply connected perhaps, enjoying a good conversation on the run.  I think there are times we don't even realize how connected we are.  Suddenly, there is something to be steered around and we are reminded of the gratitude of being tethered.  Running.  Life.

 Here is a clip of an interview that includes some running with the tether:  I love running

My sweet friend, Shannon has made more tethers!  It has been so fun to share these tethers and hear about someone visually impaired loving to run again or starting to for the first time  They are so durable and made of a fabric that has just a little give which makes it comfortable for both the guide and the visually impaired runner.  If you are interested in buying a tether (she sells them for $20 ... leave me a comment or email me at  

Friday, March 25, 2016

Strength and Courage

Happy Anniversary Georgina - "Georgie"!  Two years ago we became a team.  In typical fashion when its time for a picture she leans in for a kiss.  I still marvel each day at the beautiful relationship of a guide dog team!  Thank you Goergie for loving to work and to play.

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. -- Lao Tzu

Thanks Georgie, and all involved in the beautiful journey of a guide dog team in giving me strength and courage.