Posted in Life lessons, TWLOHA

Something Bigger Than Me

As I thought about racing this season, I kept asking myself “How I can I make this year about more than me?” and wondering how to use my racing to make a difference for others.

At first I wasn’t sure what to do, but a couple of weeks ago after a workout I was sitting on the ground in a puddle of sweat saying to myself: “That was hard,  I am so glad it’s over” and then I began to think about people with real struggles, struggles that never end.

People who can’t say “I am glad it is over.”

People who live with their struggles 24 hours a day,  7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Problems like depression and mental health. And I asked myself, “What can I do to help them?”


After time in quiet reflection and while perusing my Facebook page,  I saw a post from one of my favorite organizations To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA for short)  and my decision was made, to use the season to raise money for them. As someone who has personally seen the devastating effect of mental illness on friends, family members and loved ones, I now had my path forward on making this season about more than just me.

My guess is that most of you have never heard of TWLOHA or what they do and that is OK, but it also doesn’t make them less important or their work less valuable. I would ask that you click on the link and visit their site to learn more about them and the work they are doing.

Then if what they are doing strikes a chord with you, click on the link below and join with me and with them in the vitally important work they are doing.


Thanks for being part of my journey.


3 thoughts on “Something Bigger Than Me

    1. First and foremost I am glad to know that you made it through the tough times in those months. I understand that your struggles are real, as is the hope to make it out of them OK. I can’t imagine how difficult as it must be during those times.

      Second, you’re welcome, All I can do is try to raise awareness and if one person can be helped then it is a successful endeavor. If you want to share the post to help me make a difference, feel free to do so but don’t feel obligated.

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