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 […]

Freeze

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson My brother-in-law recently texted me a picture from my New York trip that he had taken of my younger two kids walking with my niece, each holding her hand.  Inadvertently, he had also captured my oldest and […]

New York State Of Mind

“Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed.  Maybe they need to run free, until they find someone just as wild to run with them.” Carrie Bradshaw, SATC. I’ve had an almost life-long love affair with New York City, which has made running the NYC marathon a bucket list item for me in the last […]

Still Here, Still High

“Hello, it’s me…. I’m in California dreaming about who we used to be….”  Adele. Hi there.  I’ve missed you.  After I wrote my LA marathon recap in Sweat, Tears, Sea, I wasn’t sure if I would be back here again.  I felt like I had a marathon story to tell, and you graciously went on […]

Sweat, Tears, Sea

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”  Friedrich Nietzsche. I did it.  I ran my first full marathon.  It was HARD.  I’d do it again…. I will do it again. To try to summarize a transformative experience like running your first full marathon […]

Letter

Dear Paria: You have entered the taper period and about to run your first full marathon.  How fitting that it will be on Valentine’s Day.  But before you run it, I thought that you should write a kindness letter to yourself.  A letter in which you talk to yourself the way you would to a […]

Feel

“When we numb the dark, we numb the light….there’s no such thing as selective emotional numbing….when we lose our tolerance for discomfort, we lose joy.”  Brene Brown, from The Gifts Of Imperfection. If you read my last post Next Chapter, then you know that I said that I was going to change direction…that I was […]

Next Chapter

“Real dishes break. That’s how you know they’re real.”  Marty Rubin. Grab a box of tissues, just in case.  While you’re at it, pour yourself a nice full-bodied glass of Syrah, or if you’re not into that, brew yourself a steaming ginger chamomile tea.  If you’re in the middle of something with your kids or […]