Hi there! Welcome to LGSMASH: The Blog. Nice to meet you!
I’m a twenty-something gal, living and loving life in Denver! Follow my journey as I document my experiences with my Osteochondritis Dissecans in my knees, how it impacts my active lifestyle and ultimately, how I recover and get back to the sports I love.
I also travel quite a bit for my professional and personal life and I use this blog to follow my travels.
In my athletic life: I’ve been active my entire life, playing volleyball and basketball growing up and have gotten into running in the recent years. I’ve been playing volleyball since the ripe ol’ age of 10, playing year round through high school, on a club team in college and have continued to play into my adult life.
I really only began running ‘for real’ in September 2009, after my friend Sarah invited me to run the Phoenix half marathon with her in January 2010.
After that, I was hooked. In 2010, I ran 3 half marathons (Rock N Roll Phoenix – January; Rock N Roll – Nashville – April; Colfax Half Marathon – May) and 1 10k (Cincinnati Thanksgiving Day run).
I also have a joint condition called Osteochondritis Dissecans which affects my knees. I’ve been on the disabled list from running and any impactful activity since February 2011. I had surgeries in October and December of 2011 to correct the cartilage and am starting to get back into activity and fitness.
In my personal life: My boyfriend recently asked me to be his wife in July 2011. After doing the long distance thing for 2.5+ years, Alex has moved from Florida to Denver and we are so excited to start our lives together in this active and vibrant city. You can follow my wedding posts here.
In my traveling life:
Now that Alex and I are finally in the same city, my personal travel has slowed down some. I also am fortunate enough to travel for work. In 2010, I took more than 22 flight segments on Frontier Airlines alone! I love traveling: the hustle and bustle of the airports, the new cities and connecting with new people! While it sometimes the travel has its drawbacks, overall, I’m hooked.
Thanks for stopping by!