Seeing the good.

Today I was able to get out on the trail again and, as always, it didn’t disappoint. The skies are gray, the trees are bare, and there is no beautiful snow blanket on the ground or the branches. Usually we’ve had some snow at this point in the season, and it’s been quite surprising to […]

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Patience. And grace.

Today I got to visit a trail I haven’t seen in over a year. It’s been a long time, and I really wanted to see the colors this fall. It took me a while to actually get onto the trail head, but I was not disappointed. It was so breathtaking I am still speechless trying […]

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I see you.

My son just returned home from a retreat. He is so alive and full of joy, it’s contagious. To see the light in his eyes makes my heart so full, I can barely stand it. Today, he wanted to be in the woods. So did I. He ran with Dan from our house to the […]

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Long road, part ii

Still trying to digest everything. One day at a time. So, to continue with the saga that I began to rehash in my last blog, I’m going to give a little more background as to why this is so rough for me right now. Disclaimer: writing about this is helping me to process it. I […]

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At Last

Something stirred in me this morning. I felt an itch that I needed to scratch, so as I got up I begin to plot my scheme. I had someone to drop off at football nice and early and I knew that it was gonna be a hot one today. So, I quickly made my plan to […]

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The busy-ness of life.

How many times have you said it, “If only there were more hours in the day….”? For me, that’s an easy answer – too many times. I get up earlier, I stay up later, and still I run out of time. Time for what, though? Work? Cleaning? Reading? What are the things that we run […]

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As I get older

Age is just a number, right? I always used to think that. I remember when I was younger and I would go to the pool to swim. I’d see older adults there swimming in out-dated swim suits and caps, doing elementary backstroke or sidestroke, and I’d think, “I will never look or swim like that.” […]

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Cold Pricklies

It was our 17th anniversary, so, naturally, we went to a trail race. What can I say, we are of like mind, my Dan and I. It just so happened that the race fell on the right day, so off we went to Mohican. The Cold Pricklies is the anti-thesis of the Fuzzy Fandango, which […]

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Bug eating season….

Spring must really be here. You never know in Ohio. We usually have a few false starts. But, today when I ran, I had the feeling that spring might be getting closer. I’m cautiously optimistic, since exactly one week ago, I was being snowed on while I ran. No joke. It was April Fool’s Day, […]

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