Head First

“Once you make a decision, the whole universe conspires to make it happen.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson I’ve become pretty good at hiding behind my computer screen, typing away and “exposing” myself.  I’m also pretty good at writing letters and emails to friends about my thoughts and emotions and sending it to them.  I’m much less […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Still Here, Still High

“Hello, it’s me…. I’m in California dreaming about who we used to be….”  Adele. Hi there.  I’ve missed you.  After I wrote my LA marathon recap in Sweat, Tears, Sea, I wasn’t sure if I would be back here again.  I felt like I had a marathon story to tell, and you graciously went on […]

Next Chapter

“Real dishes break. That’s how you know they’re real.”  Marty Rubin. Grab a box of tissues, just in case.  While you’re at it, pour yourself a nice full-bodied glass of Syrah, or if you’re not into that, brew yourself a steaming ginger chamomile tea.  If you’re in the middle of something with your kids or […]

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 […]

Mentor

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”  Benjamin Franklin One of my 2015 goals has been to join a running group, and a few months ago I signed up for the LA Leggers.  They train runners of all speeds, and will prepare you from couch to […]

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. […]