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 […]
Read More Hungry.
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, […]
Read More Fog and coffee.
Makes you think of Dory, doesn’t it? Last year at about this time, I saw something interesting in my social media feed. Some of my friends/acquaintances had done a swim challenge. I had just done my first swim meet in a long time, and had been looking for more events to do in the pool. […]
Read More Just keep swimming….
This picture is one of my most favorite places on earth. It is a place close to home where I have spent many hours mediating, sweating, and praying. This is my home base. With so many things going on this time of year, I have to take time to go here to clear my […]
Read More Remembering to forget.
Why can’t I just have more time? I ask myself this question a little too often. And it seems like I still can’t find time, even when I make the effort. I wake up earlier. I go to bed a little later. I make my to do lists…and yet, I run out of time. Most […]
Read More Time.
Ever done something “blind”? What does that mean, you ask…..Going into something without all of the details. Deciding to jump in without knowing where you’ll wind up. Or something like that…. That’s how I’ve felt lately. I made a few decisions in the past couple of months that took me out of my comfort zone. […]
Read More Temporarily Blind.
Back when my nephew was much younger, my sister and her family were traveling and happened to be at an airport. It was very bright, and chances are they were traveling sometime in the evening when the kids were usually in bed. My nephew seemed irritated by the brightness of the terminal, and was dancing […]
Read More Too Many Lightbulbs.
Finally finding a minute (literally, there hasn’t been a moment in the past week or so) to sit down and start writing about our evening run from a couple of weeks ago, Red Moon Trail Run. We made it home in one piece from the ultra event. Knowing that we needed to eat something, even […]
Read More Wow. Part II.
This week has been a bit rough around the edges. Lots of things floating around in my head at the moment. Let’s rewind… Last Sunday, just a few short days ago, I was scheduled to complete an Olympic Triathlon. I haven’t done this distance for about 4 years, so, needless to say, I was looking […]
Read More Change.
New Moon half, quarter, and Crescent Moon 5k – this signals the beginning of summer to me. Every year, for the past 4 or 5 years (I have lost track), Dan and I have done this race. Except for one year that I can remember, the weather has always been crazy hot and humid. It’s […]
Read More New Moon.