When I considered moving to Bend, I confided in Lauren that I was worried I wouldn’t be able to find something I enjoy outside of the running. I have always been someone that needs an outside outlet from the running to be at my best. A “distraction” if you will. She ended up introducing me to Sally Russell, a local City Councilor who had just declared her intention to run for mayor of Bend.
It would be cool to write a blog that was short, succinct and went something like “I am training as an elite athlete, crushing it!, working as a nurse AND raising triplets. Period. The end." Life never presents itself in that tidy packaging with a pretty bow wrapped around. Instead, it is more of an explosion of confetti and you are trying to run around and catch the tiny pieces falling from the sky.