Writing

Coarse

I felt irritable and crotchety. This is an excerpt from a piece I wrote last spring... No specific reason, but generally I'm irritatble. I have been consistently exercising, and eating well for the most part. I'm getting enough sleep. The kids are doing as well as can be expected despite the pandemic and limited social… Continue reading Coarse

Faith and Personal Growth · Health and Fitness

The Question

"Do you love running those long miles?" she asked me in an ongoing text conversation. We do swelfies (sweaty selfies = swelfies) with each other as an accountability check for both of us. It's what battle buddies do! It was a question that hit me like a ton of bricks. I thought to myself, "Wow. I hadn't… Continue reading The Question

Faith and Personal Growth · Health and Fitness

Trepidation and Encouragement

On Tough Mudder eve, I'm feeling nervous. Like every new race, I'm always nervous. Anxiously reviewing the list of preparations, questioning whether there was enough training, enough sleep, enough nutrition....the list goes on and on. I have never regretted trying new things. Ever. I may have been in pain, achey for days, occasionally disappointed, and… Continue reading Trepidation and Encouragement

Health and Fitness · Writing

Athlete

It's funny what wakes her up. A hint of warm weather, seeing other runners, looking at events online to plan out the race calendar all start to stoke those sleepy embers. Today it happened to be a bottle cage for her bike. My inner athlete has been simmering and quiet for a while. Having to… Continue reading Athlete