Runner

No misleading title, no fancy quote to start with it.  Just owning it. Valentine’s Day morning: “Are you going running today?” my husband asked when he saw how I was dressed. “Yes,” I answered. “You just ran a half-marathon two days ago.”  (The one with my 13 year-old son – his first.) “So?”  I was […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]