Reflections on a Marathon

Running a marathon is no easy feat. It takes a lot of time training, preparing for, and executing. It takes a toll on the body and mind, and is very humbling. When I crossed the finish line of the Chicago Marathon on October 11th, I celebrated the fact I did what I set out to do, as well as all of the many hours I invested into training. It was rewarding crossing the finish line. I saw the free beers sitting there, and I walked away with two. I deserved it; and, I needed to refuel. Continue reading

Tattoos and Healing: Proud Inked Girl0/8

I know I can be a rather deep person, but here’s the logic and meaning of my new tattoo done by the lovely Brock Baumgartner at Rockstar Tattoo Co. He does scar and nipple tattoos for ladies who have gone through mastectomies.

I wouldn’t let anyone just do my tattoo, so I researched and found him on P.Ink (Personal Ink’s) website. Brock was involved in Milwaukee’s P.Ink Day last year; In fact, he donated his shop and time for the day and did one survivor’s tattoo, while one of his other artist’s, Ashley, did another survivor’s tattoo. He’s donating his shop, time and talent again this year to be part of Day. Continue reading