Expressing Motherhood

Hello subscribers: This is not a regular blog post, but a link to my part of the presentation at Expressing Motherhood.  If you enjoy what you see, I strongly encourage you to follow Expressing Motherhood on their Facebook and Instagram.  The producer of the show Lindsay has taken her show to many other cities, and […]

Whisper

“God breaks the heart again and again and again until it stays open.”  Hazrat Inayat Khan as quoted in The Book Of Awakening by Mark Nepo. I’ve been battling the urge to write a post since George Michael’s death on Christmas Day.  Carless Whisper is my all time favorite song ever, the song that I […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mother

“If they would all sleep all the time she wouldn’t mind being their mother.”  Kate Atkinson. Do you remember when I wrote the post Pain and I said that I want to be Cheryl Strayed?  That I want to “set up a sleeping bag in a tent in her mind and live there, and I […]

Hills and High School

“When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable.”  Madeleine L’Engle. Today* was a big day.  I dropped off my oldest for his first day of high school.  As I […]

Emotion Panel

“Running, I am the person I want to be when I am standing still.”  Dimity McDowell When all this started, if you had told me that I would write a blog post about a kids movie, I would never have believed you.  [If you had told me I would write a blog post based on […]

Covergirl

“In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves.”  Edward Bulwer-Lytton. For it’s August cover, Women’s Running Magazine is featuring Erica Schenk, a “plus-size” or “curvy” girl runner, and since releasing their cover, the women’s running community has been all a buzz.  Every woman runner, and some men, seem to be talking about her. […]