Prepare for some real D&M (deep and meaningful) moments in this series about my newest adventure: my head! Since moving to this new city for training, I have always thought of the image of the phoenix as deeply poetic and also very fitting as a metaphor through this crazy adventure I currently am a part of. The more I grow and change the more I really feel like I identify with this… Read More

This may or may not come as a surprise: but I got my degree in the arts. Foreign language, to specify. Spanish and French to be even more specific.   So, while I chase after my paralympic dreams in an effort to prevent my brain from completely turning into jelly I do my best to keep up my language proficiency.   This month I am reading the 20th century Argentine classic, El… Read More

Friends, TONIGHT the Ottobock team will be LIVE in Portland. Go to Eventbrite to RSVP and come play and learn about our line of microprocessors and hang out. Can’t wait to see you there!

I’ve been wanting to write about this for a while, but haven’t really had a chance to organize my thoughts enough. (I typically like to outline my blogs before I sit down with them and crank them out) I decided for this one, screw it, I’m just going to let it come out organically. This is such a sensitive and intimate topic for me. I rarely share my cancer-feelings. I don’t like… Read More

Just like the rest of the world, the end of my 2014 was absolutely crazy busy. It definitely had an unexpected, M. Night Shyamalan type of ending, but I’m so thankful for another year. My goal for 2015 that I’m sharing with everyone is to ruin my reputation. Yep. You read that right. REPUTATION: (as per dictionary.com) noun 1. the estimation in which a person or thing is held,especially by the community or the public. I’m going to destroy my reputation. And not destroy it like in the… Read More

“Well behaved women seldom make history.”   We’ve all heard it. Seen in in newsfeeds and on car bumpers. Every time it speaks to me. And sometimes, I feel a slight twinge of sadness, or discomfort because there are those moments where I don’t feel like I believe it. Not because I don’t ACTUALLY believe it, but I think it’s easier to want to believe that only goodness can bring change and… Read More

It’s not the weight of the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it. So. Let me take a moment to do some real talk right now. I had wanted to do this theme as a blog for a while now, but it’s actually been kind of hard. Mostly because when I’ve felt very inspired and really pumped on positivity and good vibes, it’s been at extremely inconvenient times… Read More

So. I had a huge and really good response from my first blog regarding Kanye West and my date with Motorcycle Mike. I couldn’t think of a really good way to follow up that stream of consiousness…I mean, I have a TON of notes still that needed to be re-organized into a coherent thought and I knew in between a hectic move to another state it would make itself clear. Things were… Read More

So I am almost done with the second week of off season training with my new coaches and training group. I won’t lie. These work outs have been HARD. Like, really really hard. Like I can’t believe I’m not in the hospital hard… But that means that hopefully the upcoming season will be really good! Which is awesome. So unfortunately I haven’t been updating as much as I like, because along with… Read More

I am making this particular blog a mult-part entry… I got a littler verbose after a while and it was a lot of words to read (not to mention type!) But I wanted to post the part about Kanye before it’s completely irrelevant… – I went on a date once with a guy, who I nicknamed “Motorcycle Mike” (how he acquired that name is a story for a later time). We had… Read More