Lottery

“Methinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow….” Henry David Thoreau Last week, just one hour before the deadline for the Chicago Marathon lottery, I applied.  It was not a well thought-out decision.  It was done on a whim when a friend Teresa told me she had just entered. […]

Never Forget

“Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11.”  President Obama. Well, the New York City marathon is over.  It was not the race that I dreamed or envisioned, but as it turns out, […]

Promise

“With every broken bone, I swear I lived.”  One Republic. I’m in the taper period for the New York City Marathon, which is less than two weeks away.  I can honestly say that training for a marathon the second time around has not been any easier, and certainly in some ways, it has been harder. […]

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 […]