Entries by jbergmeier

Dear Mom, With Love, Your Son

Nearly 4 months ago I began a journey to run a 50 mile ultramarathon in memory of my mother who died 15 years ago from Breast Cancer.  I wanted to mark the anniversary by doing something really special and I thought to myself, “I know if I can just make it to the starting line, […]

Using Mantras To Get Through The Tough Parts

With just a month away from the ultra marathon that I have signed up for in memory of my mother, I have had to find some inspiration to help get me through the longer runs since they have all been early in the morning and by myself. These mantras help me to remain focused in […]

Lillian, What Do You Want To Say?

My Darling Lillian: Words just cannot elucidate the power you have over your mother and me. Your go get em “no, seriously, I am going to do it and there isn’t a thing you can do about it” stubborn attitude. The look on your face as you raise your hand, index finger pointed to the sky, and […]

In Memory of Mary Glennon Bergmeier – My Mother

This year marks the 15th anniversary of my mother’s death from breast cancer, a battle she courageously fought for 4 and a half years. This year I am running my first 50 mile ultramarathon to honor the life she lived. The ultramarathon will be held in Connecticut around Lake Waramaug at the foot of Hopkins Vineyard. I […]