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. […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sweat, Tears, Sea

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”  Friedrich Nietzsche. I did it.  I ran my first full marathon.  It was HARD.  I’d do it again…. I will do it again. To try to summarize a transformative experience like running your first full marathon […]

Renegotiation

“It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.”  Edgar Allan Poe. On our tenth anniversary, I made a toast to my husband, “Ten down, ten to go.” “What does that mean?” was his natural response.  I told […]

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 […]

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 […]