Great Enough

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”  Mary Oliver. Recently** I read a post by another blogger, SoCal Runner Gal, about a class in which she was asked to write down her vision for herself 5 years into the future.  Then, without forewarning, she was asked to […]

Meeting Kristin Armstrong

  “I don’t have to.  I want to.  I get to.  I get to wake up early and run….I get to make dinner for my children….The more I thought about what I get to do, the less I realized I had to do….if you stopped yourself every single time you were about to say I […]

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

“The ride with you was worth the fall.”  Whitney Houston We’ve been together for over two years now.  You entered my life at the right time and place.  I was having a rough patch, some pain, and needed support.  A few people suggested that I give you a chance.  You weren’t really my type, so […]

Cousin Binge Revisits

It happened.  I had a little food binge.  It started at age 12, when I went to my parents’ bedroom, closed the door, and declared I had something very important to tell them:  I was going on a diet the next day, so they shouldn’t make me eat.  I expected them to meet the announcement […]

To Go The Distance Or Not; That Is The Question

“It always seems impossible, until it’s done.” Nelson Mandela I have a little confession.  It hasn’t been a lie, but a convenient omission.  Oh-oh, this sounds familiar.  I am writing a running-themed blog, but I’ve never run a full-marathon.  That’s right.  I have never run 26.2 miles.  The longest distance that I have run is […]