Joel and I ran the Des Moines half marathon again last weekend; our previous running of the DM 1/2 was a 1:40 finish in 2010. ¬†We "ran" with … [Read more...]

MMU Marathon

Months and months ago, our friend and former MMC coach (Ryan) organized a group of alumni and friends to run Grandma's Marathon and … [Read more...]

tacit competition

There's a bit of a tacit competition during outdoor running season at our house. When Joel goes for a run, I try to remember to set out a … [Read more...]


I needed a high-res mug shot for a shiny new plaque that will soon be installed at Mount Mercy College, as I am inducted into the MMC … [Read more...]

Another birthday "cake"

Poor Joel - I don't think he has had a real birthday cake in several years. ¬†Usually we are just finishing Emma's cake when his birthday … [Read more...]