Memorial Day Running: Pain Becomes Truth

Memorial Day 2020 • Today was a warm morning as I pushed myself out the door to run. All the fair-weather quarantine walkers and runners were nowhere to be found in the early midst of summer weather. Physically, today’s run was cursed before I got out the door. My heart was racing before the heart […]

Running and Writing: Lessons in Control, Inspiration and Solace

“Writing and running are dual pursuits that enable the illusion of control, a way of ordering the world through carefully crafted sentences and mile splits.” I didn’t write that sentence, but I easily could have; because I share those exact sentiments. Those words were written by Jaclyn Gilbert in an essay entitled “The Need for […]

Looking Back at 2019: A Year of Endurance

Endurance noun: the fact or power of enduring an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way adjective: denoting or relating to a race or other sporting event that takes place over a long distance or otherwise demands great physical stamina ******* Several years ago, I started a tradition in which my last blog […]

My Personal Milestones That Have Nothing to Do With Marriage and Kids

I recently read a blog post about milestones more important than kids or marriage. The author wrote about embracing milestones that have nothing to do with marriage or having children because not every woman (or man, for that matter) has done those things or wants to do them. This idea struck a chord with me. […]

My Running Journey: From Zero to Something

When I was growing up, physical activity was not my forte. I was an indoor kid who spent hours holed up in my room, writing stories and letters to pen pals, running a mail-in newsletter and sticker club (way before the days of the Internet), reading books, and listening to music. And I was perfectly […]