I said “yes”. I was tired. I hadn’t slept well, I’d worked out too hard the day before, I felt stiff….I had every excuse in the book. I still haven’t healed completely from my fall last winter, and we’re almost positive I had a fracture in the thoracic spine. Since that fall on the snow […]
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This has been the oddest year. I know you all feel me on this. It has been surreal, to say the least. And, little by little, things have been stripped away. What I have been left with is real, and raw. I think back to the months leading up to the pandemic, and I can […]
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It has been an interesting 8 weeks, to say the least. This is the 8th week of staying at home with my kids. As I still continue to try to fully understand what is happening, things are become more evident. At first, it was as if suddenly someone was doing a quick break-check on things. […]
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It’s been weeks. Weeks, since my feet have touched the dirt of a trail. I haven’t left the house since March 12 and it’s now April 23, 4:00 am. I have been tethered to the house, since all of the kids have been home. I have run the same, tired loop of roadway in my […]
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I have had a couple of people ask how the book is coming along. It had been developing well until 2 weeks ago. Then, with the kids home and having to stay home, it took some schedule adjustments to get started up again. Now, I have some time to write. Back in October, I decided […]
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It’s dark and rainy this Saturday morning. Not a whole lot is going on in the house right now but a snoring dog. It’s been rainy and gloomy lately, and my mood has followed suit. A few weeks ago, I started having issues with my back. It was high time, if you ask me. I’ve […]
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It’s Christmas Eve morning. There is a thick blanket of fog outside – no beautiful, fluffy snow this year. Good thing Santa has Rudolph. No one is awake in the house yet, just me and the dog. I’m just sitting here drinking coffee before the chaos begins. Today, we start celebrating Christmas with family. Soon, […]
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When I first saw someone posting about FOMO on social media, I had no idea what they were talking about. I actually had to search for the definition because I was curious. Fear of missing out. It’s a real thing. Back in the day, before the internet and social media, no one had any idea […]
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It’s been a cold December already. We dipped into the single digits earlier this year than in the past. I’ll admit it, I really wasn’t ready. Thankfully, we didn’t stay there too long, so I can’t complain. We’re also getting closer to the holidays, so there’s no racing that’s pending right now. There’s no training […]
Read More Having fun in the pain cave.
The older I get, the easier it is to admit when I’m wrong. The past few years, I have continued to learn more about myself through my interactions with others. I have also learned that spending quiet time alone really helps me focus better. As the kids get another year older, and I slow down […]
Read More Learning from my mistakes.