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 […]

Toddler

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”  Dr. Seuss. I had yet another running breakthrough last weekend.  One of my 2015 running […]

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 […]

Eight Things

“Everything will be okay as soon as you are okay with everything.”  Michael Singer. I’ll be the first to admit that I have a little social media addiction, and I’m ok with it.  For me, what I have gained from social media is more than the time that I have lost to it.  Lately, I […]

Sixteen

“Remember sixteen – when all the world was new and a lifetime stretched before you like fresh snow just waiting for your footprints?”  Peggy Toney Horton. This past Saturday, I ran 16 miles, for the first time ever.  The number 16 has significance in my life.  In a way, 16 has been a gateway number […]

Ground

“Why are you here today?  Why do you keep coming back?”  Jake. A couple of weekends ago, I went on a 3 day yoga/meditation retreat with my favorite instructor Jake.  It took some work/family coordination to get away, but I’ve been wanting to go on one of Jake’s retreats for over a year, and so […]

Candy

“For me, the challenge of middle age was not to stand still.”  Jon Katz Recently, I have been bombarded with running decisions.  I’m still a newbie in this game.  It’s really only been a year that I have become a more “serious” runner who has actively decided to invest more time in my running, mix […]

Pain

“Allow your acceptance of the universality of suffering to be a transformative experience.  You do that by simply looking at what pains you squarely in the face and then moving on.  You don’t have to move fast or far.  You can just go an inch.  You can mark your progress breath by breath.”  Cheryl Strayed […]

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 […]

One Year Ago, Today

“Worry is a misuse of the imagination,”  Dan Zadra. For this week’s blog post, I am sharing with you an essay that I wrote a couple of months before I started my blog in January of 2015.  This essay is about a half-marathon that I did last year on October 19th. It was the half-marathon […]