Running for Anna

On December 12, 2010 our family was devastated by the loss of my niece, Anna Rogotzke, on her fourth birthday, to a rare cancer called Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma. On December 4, 2011, I ran in the California International Marathon to raise money for the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative, a leader in the fight against sarcomas. This blog is created to update those interested in my journey and progress as I train for this event and events thereafter.

....And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,
2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. (Hebrews 12:1-3)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Blogger Award

A few days ago Nikki at tagged me for an Amazing Blogger Award!  If you haven't checked out her blog, yet, do so.  She's an awesome mom, blogger, and seems like someone I would really like to meet in person someday.  This absolutely made my week, and I was truthfully quite honored. 

 So, apparently, with this award, I have to answer some questions about myself.  So, let's see....

My favorite cartoon character:


My favorite thing to photograph:

It's a toss-up between these two guys

and Lake Tahoe.  We live about a half-hour from what is, in my opinion, one of the top beautiful places on earth.  Every time we go there,  I take tons of pictures.
Favorite thing to cook:
So, uh.....I don't really like to cook all that much.  HOWEVER, this is definitely my favorite thing that my husband cooks (and, no, a vegetarian I am not).
BBQ Tri-tip....mmmmmmm
My favorite exercise:
Was there ever any doubt?  (And, no, this isn't me, but a girl can dream, right?)
My favorite movie:
This is a tough one, but I'd have to say this one:
LOVE this movie...the love story in it is so simple and honest
My favorite article of clothing:

This time of year, I basically live in capris (when not at work or running)
Favorite flower:
Indian Paintbrush
Favorite breakfast:
My son saw me post this picture and said I was boring.  Sorry...I love cereal!
My favorite book I've read recently:
Love courtroom dramas and crime mysteries!
My favorite place to be:
Home with family

Add one of your choice:
Favorite football team:
Go Pack Go!!!!
And, introducing five other fabulous bloggers:

Julia at

Sanity and Sweet Tea

Becky (my sister) at

Raina at

As for my running this week, it keeps on going very well! 
Monday - 6 miles
Tuesday - 8 miles
Wednesday - 6 mile (9:58 average pace!! First time going that distance with a sub-10 pace)
Thursday - rest
On Schedule for Friday - 4 miles
Saturday - 12 miles (this is longer than any distance I've done thus far in my training...hopefully, it goes well)


  1. I love these kinds of posts. It's fun to learn things like this about you! And I love the pics!

    And Honey Bunches... yum!!!

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Who doesn't love the Pack!!! (well, vikings fans I guess) Good week of running - keep up the great work!

  3. Ah! I love these posts! Fun! I desperately want to go to Lake Tahoe!!!

    Great running week!! Hope that 12 went well for you today!!!