Permanent Reminder

“If you don’t know where to start, remember that every single thing that happened to you is yours, and you get to tell it.”  Ann Lamott. It’s hard to write when you’ve lost your voice, or rather you haven’t lost your voice, but suddenly feel in danger of losing yourself again; and the words that […]

Big White Lies

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”  Mark Twain. I don’t know too much about copyright and titles, but I did recently finish watching the series Big Little Lies, and since I don’t want to get in trouble, I’m going to go with Big White Lies as my title instead.  Anyway, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Air

“One day I’d like to run in just my sports bra and shorts, not to show off my body, but to feel air against even more of my skin.”  Paria Hassouri, written one year ago on September 15th, 2015. That’s right… I’m starting my post by quoting myself, and a little later on, we’ll get […]

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 […]