Slow the journey down and focus..

Sorry, it has been so long to have a new post!  Things have been interesting.   I have been training for my first half marathon the week of my 40th birthday this year and it seems like there is a bit of a setback.  My wife and her sisters had decided on a Sunday afternoon to go pick out some…

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#move4unity

There comes a time when things just seem a little overwhelming. I mean this year we have gone from a possible war, a pandemic, and now we are back again to race issues. I guess I just do not understand why we have much despair, anger, and overall lack of compromise. We praise all these athletes to the point…

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Giving Back – Not My Medals to Keep…

There has been so many roller-coasters with dealing with grief and then world catching wind of what we are doing with Run Rolo Run. Its been a blessing to be able to be able to share my story with news and radio. Every interview I go into it asking God for guidance eon the right words to say. Every…

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Carol’s Run – Missed Momma’s

One of the most difficult adjustments to Rachelle and is not having our Mothers in our lives. There are many occasions the pop up such as Mother’s Day, birthdays, Joeys Graduation or just a simple conversation to let them know how things are going. May has definitely been one of the hardest months. Mothers Day and my Mom’s birthday…

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Trusting in the Process & The Next Honor Run.

Raise your hand if you are over this pandemic. We definitely are in our household. The family is doing really well for the most part, besides the typical bouts of boredom. It is a blessing that my little family just makes it work. We rarely have any issues and everyone is understanding that we have to do what’s best…

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A Year Later – Strength – Race #12-14

It’s wild what can happen in a year.  I can vividly remember the despair and shock of losing my Grandpa and my Mom and my mother in law going through such a rough battle with Pancreatic Cancer. I was thinking, “Surely Carol can beat this and things are going to get better.” and then blindsided again. As I reflected…

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The New Normal & Team Madrero! – Race #11

We are learning how to settle into our new norm.  The kids started back into school fully online.   It’s cool to see how the teachers stay connected to their students.  I love hearing how excited the kids are when they get into an online Classroom Meeting. I have been working from home exclusively now. It is very nice to…

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Quarantined but Still Going to Celebrate!

Unless you have not been paying attention at all, this Coronavirus pandemic is something out of a movie. It’s very scary to see something that cannot be seen causing so much panic to the point of store shelves getting cleared and the phrases of “Social Distancing” and “Self Quarantining” becoming the new norm on how we go to find…

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Grandma Romero’s Run – Alicia Romero – Run #9 & #10

Who doesn’t love a Grandma? From the overall perception of a lady making cookies to being the one that spoils their grandchildren, Grandmas are important, Grandmas are special, and most importantly Grandmas show us, love. My Grandma Romero was all of these.  Instead of cookies, there was amazing Mexican food. Her way of showing love was the pride she…

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2020 – A New Focus & A New Honor – Run #10

Welcome to the year 2020. What an emotional rollercoaster ride that 2019 was. It felt right to answer the call and honor so many. Talking to the families it was good to hear how it helped bring some light to their grieving process and even some of them started to get into activities to help them get to the…

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