Every Step is a Blessing

I am an ordinary woman, wife and mom. My faith and family are of most importance to me on this journey I am embracing. A journey that takes me through the good, the bad and the difficult, the ups and the downs along the way, and what keeps me going.  A trail running mom on the path to run 100 miles!  I truly believe that EVERY STEP IS A BLESSING!
I am 55 and a mother of three (2 grown daughters and a 18 yr old son with special needs and learning disabilities). I work part to full-time as a bookkeeper, and have been a committed Sunday School teacher in my church for over 20 years. I started running in 2012 at the age of 48, when I went from hiking to power hiking to trail running (read my full story under “about me”). I am also an active Trip Leader and past President of the Atlanta Outdoor Club (AOC) for three years, where I lead several outdoor events a week including hiking, biking, trail running and volunteer trail maintenance work.

I want to share my journey to encourage others to follow their goals and dreams no matter how big or small; and to share what I learn along these trails and during my quest. To run 100 miles is far more than anything I had ever done before. The very thought of 100 miles and the training to get there was beyond my imagination. It scares me and humbles me. But I ask you to join with me, Trail Running 100, as I Embrace the Journey. “We can do all things through Him who strengthens us.” Phil 4:13
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5 thoughts on “Every Step is a Blessing

  1. Cheryl July 28, 2016 / 10:40 pm

    Inspiring

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  2. Susan Sullenberger October 16, 2016 / 11:45 am

    When do you plan to run the 100? How long do you train, how far out?

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    • Trena October 20, 2016 / 5:08 pm

      My next attempt at 100 miles will be the Pinhoti 100 on Nov 5th in Alabama. I started to really focus on training for it about 3 1/2 months before the race.

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  3. pkadams September 18, 2018 / 1:01 pm

    Awesome! I’m a 50something mom and trailrunner and Christian. Nice to find your blog.

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