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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thin Air

“There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.”  Franklin D. Roosevelt. In January, I made a list of my 2015 running goals.  One of them was to be a race volunteer.  I’ve always been impressed with all the people who wake up at 5 am to go and stand […]

Service is Joy

“I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy.  I woke and I saw that life is all service.  I served and I saw that service is joy.”  Kahlil Gibran There are times when the prospect of writing about an experience seems so large and daunting….when you know that you do not have the […]

Gift

“Just take my hand, lead…..I will simply follow the blueness of the water, the white waves rolling free…where the earth beneath my feet and stars make my heart whole again…in long and priceless moments of shared solitude.”  Oksana Rus. “They say that the first 20 miles of a marathon are just training and preparation for […]

Delayed Gratification

“She was always waiting, it seemed to be her forte.”  D. H. Lawrence in Lady Chatterley’s Lover Recently, I was speaking to an acquaintance, a young professional mom, who told me that she had stumbled upon my blog, and thinks that she would really benefit from incorporating running into her life as well.  She has […]

Truth

The truth*** is….. When my alarm goes off at 5:30 am, I usually mumble some profanities My car permanently smells like sweat…if you don’t like that, you’ll have to get a ride with someone else When my kids were younger, there were many times when I questioned this whole motherhood thing Now that my kids […]

Stage 4

“When you meet the one who changes the way your heart beats, dance with them to that rhythm for as long as the song lasts.”  Kirk Diedrich Let me tell you the story of an amazing woman, couple, family that I know.  My family will be participating in a 5K run/walk that they have organized. […]