Farewell

“Remember that any goodbye makes room for a hello.”  Kristin Armstrong. On Sunday, I ran the Chicago Marathon on its 40th anniversary. I am incredibly grateful that I had the chance to run the marathon and do not take for granted my body’s ability to do so.  I am even more grateful that it is […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Buckle Up

“Sometimes the fall kills you.  And sometimes when you fall, you fly.”  Neil Gaiman in The Sandman. These are my legs.  The picture was taken during my family trip to Spain recently, while I was running on Gran Vie in Barcelona.  We got back home to Los Angeles late on Saturday night, and early the […]