American Red Cross


Last Night I attended the orientation meeting for volunteering for the Red Cross. For a long time I have wanted to help with disaster relief and emergencies. Every time I see and read about disasters (floods, fires, hurricanes…) I feel like there has to be something I can do. I have a degree in Family, I am a (almost) certified doula, and I have experience dealing with crisis. I would love to be able to use my skills and my knowledge to be able to help families deal with crisis and help them learn how to cope with the things around them.

Over the next few weeks I am going to start taking classes with the Red Cross and hopefully learning how to effectively help in Emergencies. I can’t wait until I finally get to go on a call and help those coping with changing circumstances.


Team Tough Chik


This year my lovely mother sponsored me to join Team Tough Chik and I couldn’t be more excited!

Team Tough Chik is a group of women who support and encourage each other in events and races! My mom raved about it these last 2 years and I have to admit I was a little Jealous to start off with. This year she decided I needed to be a part of the team and I am so excited to join these Women! It is such a great support system and encouragement especially when it comes to races and competitions in sports!

So high five for a year full of exciting races and encouraging others reach there goals!!

I also signed up for the Tough Chik Ragnar team for Ragnar Relay in April! I’m a little nervous about that and really need to start running more! but more about Ragnar in another post!

Combination of All Blogs

Over the years I have had sooooo… many different blogs. Currently I have 4 That I try to keep updated and just can’t keep up with them all. So I decided recently to combine all of my blogs into ONE!!! All the other blogs are still up and working and everyone can still read them and check them out but, from now on I will just be updating this one with a little bit of everything! The 4 blogs I was trying to post to are My Personal Blog: That’s ME, My New Zealand blog, my Running Blog, and my Random Facts about Random Things blog. So if you want you can go back and check those past posts out but there won’t be anything new there.

On the right hand side of this site there is a categorizes menu, that will direct you to specific posts on this blog. SO, if you want to only read about my running and cycling posts you can just click that link 🙂

I will attempt to be better at updating my blog here.  Thank you to all my lovely followers sorry for being so crazy sometimes!