“TWO-GETHER” is Published! – An Anniversary Celebration!

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“Take a chance to change the way you look at life, and it will change the way you live!” Two-Gether Runners

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On September 10th, 2005,  we set out to complete a marathon on every continent together.  Two years and ten months later we successfully accomplished this goal.

Today we celebrate our 13th Anniversary! 

We are proud to announce that today our Book “Two-Gether”  is published and is available on Amazon (kindle, paperback or hardcover) or you can order an Autographed hardcover HERE.  The completion of this book is a huge celebration for us as a couple as we have written this together (another challenging goal).  Just like running a marathon together, we have learned so many great lessons and insights about and from each other during this journey.  It has not been easy and has taken over a year to complete, but it has been worth every smile, tear and headache along the way!  We thank all of those who helped us in writing and reviewing this book, we could not have done this without you!  We also thank all those that we had the opportunity to meet on our journey as we ran the seven continents together- we truly have cherished the miles we spent with each other and the memories we created! 

About “Two-Gether”

This book is about our journey running the seven continents together, and being the First Couple in the World to accomplish this.  Although we share our journey as we ran the seven continents together, it is not solely focused on running.   The purpose of this book is to share with our readers how we, as a couple, set goals together to improve our health and fitness.  We also write about how we engaged our family in common goals, managed our work/life balance in an “always on” world and created a work environment that drives stronger employee engagement as well as a supportive community for employees and their spouses.

You will find that we use music to communicate our ideas and thoughts in each chapter.  We believe that music is a much better communication medium than words alone.  We’d like to suggest that you take the time to listen to the songs that we reference throughout the book prior to reading each chapter as they will help you to better understand our message and feelings.

We hope that this is one of the greatest gifts that we as a couple can provide to our readers.  One that sparks a flame, creates a reflection, enables an emotion and affects change in a place where there can be growth. After reading our book if you are inspired to set new goals with your spouse, family, friends or co-workers we would love to hear your stories.  Please join our “TWO-GETHER” Group and share your stories with us!  

A portion of the profits from this book will be provided to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital as well as other non-profit organizations.  You can purchase a copy of “TWO-GETHER” – Here

If our organization is interested in engaging in speaking engagements with us, please fill out our inquiry form and we will connect with you!

We hope you enjoy our book and take the time to write a review on Amazon!








I Cannot Walk In Your Shoes- But Today I Run For YOU!


This post is dedicated to my mentee/sister and all the girls and women in the world who are faced with challenges due to extreme poverty.

Today,  David and I will run a half marathon Two-gether at Land Between Lakes.  The approach I take to tackle this half marathon will be different then my typical half marathon strategies in the past.  The reason- Today I run for YOU!

Two months ago, I was introduced to a program called the Global Give Back Circle (GBBC). The Global Give Back Circle provides girls around the world from disadvantaged backgrounds with the skills, savvy, and support to escape the cycle of poverty and empower the next generation of girls to do the same.   This is accomplished through a mentoring program, Private Sector engagement and Government and Local Community support through a “Circle of Empowerment”.

As a mentor engaged in this program for only two months now, I can say that I have received more from my little sister than I ever can have imagined in such a short period of time. During our bonding, I have been captivated by her positive attitude and her determination to succeed no matter what challenges she is faced with. I am learning that the issues in my life or the challenges I face are minimal compared to what other girls and women are facing throughout the world.

The challenges many of these girls are facing are multifaceted.  For instance, West Pokot is among the areas in Kenya where many girls are forced into early marriage and FGM- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pokot_People .   Over the past several years the work that World Vision and Margo Day have done by raising funds and awareness for the Kenya Child Protection and Education Project has positively impacted the children in this area. Through these efforts, many of the girls in the West Pokot area now have a second chance in life. Schools have been built such as St. Elizabeth’s to provide a safe haven and education for girls who have fled home from FGM and early marriage. Through the GBBC, girls are chosen to be part of the Global Give Back Scholar Program. The girls that are chosen for this program are girls with great drive, ambition and determination, who refuse to accept the hand destiny tried to deal them. As a Global Give Back Scholar, the girls grow emotionally, intellectually and spiritually in a nurturing and motivating environment and are guided and motivated by a mentor through a  Five Phase Transformational Process .

I am thankful that I have the opportunity to participate and engage in the GGBC.  I am also fortunate to work for Microsoft, a company that supports and matches with dollars every volunteer hour that I dedicate to my sister through this mentoring program.  I would not trade this opportunity for anything.

Today, I will run this half marathon in honor of my mentee/sister and the girls around the world who are struggling to survive against all odds.  With each step I take,  I will think about you and will leverage your strength.  I will face the challenges and obstacles that confront me during this race with the same determination and passion that you exude as you strive to become strong, successful women and leaders.  Together, we are a force and  we can accomplish anything that we put our hearts, mind and soul into!

13.1 Here I come!

If you would like to become a mentor or find out more about how you can donate to support the Global Give Back Circle, please visit the following site: Global Give Back Circle