Boy

****Disclaimer:  This post has nothing to do with running, but like everything I write, it was written in my head on the run. “Hey Mom, can you make me a cup of coffee?” my 14-year-old freshman in high school asked me, and my heart started racing. It was the first time he had ever asked […]

Air

“One day I’d like to run in just my sports bra and shorts, not to show off my body, but to feel air against even more of my skin.”  Paria Hassouri, written one year ago on September 15th, 2015. That’s right… I’m starting my post by quoting myself, and a little later on, we’ll get […]

Going The Distance

“There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.”  Mahatma Gandhi. I don’t know why, but I’m still surprised when over 4 years into my running journey, I still have little epiphanies on my run.  I had one this past Saturday.  My NYC marathon schedule had 14 miles on it for Saturday, which was […]

Yes

“Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage.”  Brené Brown. August has been a very busy and interesting month so far.  In my last post Evolve, I told you about how I had just completed the 21 day meditation challenge.  That ended on the last day of July, and a new challenge started on August […]

Evolve

“I realize every day that my true purpose is to evolve.”  Deepak Chopra In my last post, I mentioned that I had just started the free 21 day meditation experience led by Oprah and Chopra; that I was going to try truly meditating for the first time and see how it went.  My favorite part […]

Reflect

The danger of venturing into uncharted waters is not nearly as dangerous as staying on shore, waiting for your boat to come in.”  Charles F. Glassman If you follow me on any other form of social media, then you already know that I had a birthday last week.  A birthday is like a new year […]

Buckle Up

“Sometimes the fall kills you.  And sometimes when you fall, you fly.”  Neil Gaiman in The Sandman. These are my legs.  The picture was taken during my family trip to Spain recently, while I was running on Gran Vie in Barcelona.  We got back home to Los Angeles late on Saturday night, and early the […]

Marriage the Marathon – One Marathon and One Year Later.

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”  Barack Obama. One year ago today, I posted Marriage the Marathon, in which I compared the ups and downs of training […]

When Doves Cry

“Why do we scream at each other… This is what it sounds like….When doves cry.”  Prince “Honey I know times are changing…It’s time we all reach out for something new….That means you too….You say you want a leader…But you can’t seem to make up your mind…. I think you better close it….And let me guide […]

We’re Not Eating Bon Bons…

“She wasn’t doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together.”  J. D. Salinger. “Men Working”….that’s what the signs say. I should preface this post by saying that I would not have noticed this sign or written this had it not been for a friend’s […]