A triumphant smile broke out of my heart and onto my face.

It was April 29, 2018.  I was standing among almost 25,000 anxious and excited people, thinking back over the last 5 months- the last 5 years really- that led to this moment.  And I realized I was smiling, a loud smile.  If the other 25,000 people had not been there, if someone had seen me standing in the middle of the street with the big, goofy grin spread across my face, there would surely have been concern.  I couldn’t help it.  I had to smile.

Go See the Beautiful

The writing of this book was birthed on the eve of my first marathon. As I sat in an Oklahoma City hotel room, looking out the window at a stretch of the racecourse, I was suddenly struck with how my journey to get to that moment was an example of the life we lead. Continue Reading