Imagine packing up the life you’ve known for 33 years in Michigan and moving to Ohio shortly after competing at the Olympics for an amazing job opportunity your husband recieved. Despite your reservations at first, you get there, fall in love with the city, the home you created, and the community you’ve built. You get … More The Porter Family Has Moved Again! Why & Lessons Learned
With Valentine’s Day having just passed and being inundated with images and messages of love, it got me thinking of my own journey with my husband. Jeff and I were college sweethearts & teammates, have been together for 17.5 years and married for nearly 12 years. During that time together we have experienced transformational highs, … More Married Young & Still Standing: What Has Helped Our Marriage Thrive
I’m coming up on one year since I made my official retirement announcement from Track & Field and life on the other side of competing has been quite the ride. In a peculiar way, so much has changed, but yet a lot has truly stayed the same. Here are four lessons that I took from … More Four Lessons From Track & Field That Are True in Retirement
I met my husband when I was seventeen and he was nineteen on the University of Michigan track team several years ago. We were instantly drawn to each other and my college coaches and teammates were convinced we would get married one day. Eleven years of marriage later, and I am glad they were right. … More Five Facts About Marriage That I’ve Had to Relearn
Imagine spending a lifetime of blood, sweat, and tears perfecting a craft that you’re borderline obsessed with, and then placing a huge portion of its success into the hands of someone else. Then couple that with the fact that you’re a type A personality and it’s incredibly hard for you to trust people, and to … More How Was it Being Coached By My Husband?