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)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

My Summer in Pictures

Since I've been on a little hiatus, just thought I'd post some of what I've been up to using pictures. 

Caught this while 4x4ing in early spring...wild horse against the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada Mountains

Memorial Day 10K

BBQing with family

Reno Aces baseball!

June hike with son...rainy, misty day, but still beautiful

Picnic in the park...waiting for fireworks

Road Trip (this is Yellowstone); took 2 weeks in July to drive to the Midwest and back

Visited some nieces and nephews who I miss sooooo much!

2nd Annual Anna Rogotzke Memorial Kickball Tournament - Sanborn, MN

Me with one of my brothers and one of my sisters...if you're wondering about the red faces, we were playing kickball in 90 degree temps and about 300% humidity (OK...maybe I'm a whiny baby from a dry desert climate, but it WAS pretty bad)

The heat didn't stop my husband, Bill, from doing what he does best...BBQing! 

Brother and nephew in Illinois... a little baby girl was added to this family a couple of weeks after this picture. 

Avon, CO (I could live here)

Somewhere in UT

Fishing by the Truckee River

Another hike with son (Spooner Lake by Lake Tahoe....GORGEOUS!)

Even impressive to a 17-year-old

Yes, I made him do this.  It only took about 5 tries to get it right!  :)

Just barely a glimpse of Lake Tahoe

I hope we never get rid of the Jeep because I sure love the places it can take us. 

Nevada Wolf Pack football!! Battle Ready...Battle Born!!!


  1. What a summer! That looks like a lot of fun events you all did as a family.

  2. Love these pics! Looks like the kickball tournament was a fun time (minus the heat :)!

  3. You have had a busy time! Busy and happy :)
    Loved seeing the baby with the kitty- my oldest wants a kitten so bad!
    I think you guys must have visited 1/2 the USA :) Hope we can make it to Yellowstone some day too. What a beautiful place- so is Tahoe.
    Thanks for your kind words.
    Hope your Thanksgiving went well!!