I have loved the ocean as long as I can remember. It's unknown depths, countless lives beneath the surface, and breathtaking beauty are simply mesmerizing. I always come away from the beach stunned and in awe of this extraordinary planet. We've had the distinct privilege of living near many oceanside locations: Beach on NAS Whidbey … Continue reading Those Moments
I need to say thank you. Thank you to the internet for inspiration. Thank you to all the people who do the holiday season up big. Thank you to the Heather Lands of the world who make me belly laugh about our silly traditions. Thank you for the conversations of dear friends as we eat … Continue reading Wonder and Joy
I've been fighting it for a while. I just can't seem to get into the holiday spirit this year. Part of it is that we are far away from family and in a new state. Part of it is the weather. It's kind of hard to feel festive about Christmas sweaters when it's 80 degrees … Continue reading Bah Humbug
Where we live we see plenty of seagulls, as well as a few eagles. The eagles are few while the seagulls flock together and dot the shore in swarms. The eagles are amazing, it's true. With wings outspread, they seem to soar with ease. I've been watching a couple around our area and they are … Continue reading Subtlety: Eagles and Seagulls
Sometimes miles drag. It's impossible to push yourself out of the bed in the morning. Then there are those kind of runs. The ones that are etched in your memory as a really great run. We'll take 14 "meh" runs just to have that one. This morning was a great one. I had my clothes set … Continue reading More Than Miles
Hiking Kokohead while living in Hawaii was a wonderful experience, but not for the obvious reasons. The view was beyond beautiful overlooking Hanauma Bay. Being able to lookout over the marathon course from that perspective was mind-blowing. Hiking it with a dear friend makes it a forever treasured memory. The encounter we had with … Continue reading Eeyore by Nature?
Ahhh, Independence Day. Yes, the big one for our country, but also the one that's a bit more personal for our family, and for me. I ran my first run yesterday. The first solo-non-stroller-pushing/non-dreadmill trail run in about a year. No races. No bib numbers. No PRs or time clocks. No having to ensure the minions in … Continue reading Freedom