Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Maranda!

I never knew how much the “Share Your Spare” panel I attended on May 2019 at the university where I work would change my life. I had two acquaintances who had previously done direct kidney donations, which got me curious, but it wasn’t until I listened to the stories of the donors and recipients on the panel that really lit something inside … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Maranda!

10 Powerful Minutes in Cabo – Inspiration to Share Your Story

This photo might appear to just be of Spencer Newell coming into the second transition of the Cabo Half IronMan this past November. But what I am writing about is what was happening behind the camera. It was special.    There were only a handful of people around the transition since it was early, and … Continue reading 10 Powerful Minutes in Cabo – Inspiration to Share Your Story

Running Reinvented

(I originally posted this on my other site on April 27, 2018) My oldest, truest friend in the world is running. I was only 5 years old when I first became enamored with the way it made my mind and body feel, and I was 9 when I knew I wanted to compete when I … Continue reading Running Reinvented

Half Marathon, Half the Kidneys. My First Race Post Donation.

(I originally posted this on my other site on November 19, 2017) My mind was a back and forth between self-doubt and compassion all day. It was the day before the Madison Half Marathon. 5 months and 19 days since my kidney donation. Part of me was excited to be back in a race environment … Continue reading Half Marathon, Half the Kidneys. My First Race Post Donation.