Today marks 57 days consecutively that I've walked or ran at least 1 mile. (I actually thought I'd hit the half-way mark a while ago, but discovered I had miscounted, darn it!) While my poor sick daughter was resting comfortably after a bit of soup, I knew my daily mile was still waiting for me. … Continue reading Learning
I'm in the middle of a fight. A bad one. She shows up and challenges me. She thinks it would be much nicer, more convenient to just take a day off. "Relax," she says. "Come sit in the sun with your pup and just sip coffee for a while...oh, you could read your book! How … Continue reading Everyday.
This is my niece’s post about her recent run. I have to say she articulates so very well why we run. It’s more than about just running. For in the run, we find the answers to life’s big questions. That solitude, that time alone, that time with nothing but you and your thoughts – it forces you to deal with it all.
There's this story that keeps playing on a continuous loop in the back of my mind. It's the one where I lost some weight, got fit, discovered passions, strengths, and gifts I didn't know were there. And the beginning of this story took place in paradise. Once we moved, I still maintained the passion, but … Continue reading The Story I Keep Telling
I'm about to head out on my 18th consecutive day of running. My niece over at Hanging By a Thread was inspired to run a 100-day streak. What this means is that you run at least a mile each day for 100 days. No excuses, find the time, or carve it out if you have … Continue reading Day 18
Ever have the kind of life where everything goes smoothly in ALL areas? Yeah, me neither. First the good stuff! My daughter was first on the wait list at her PreK and was able to get in class this week! This means I have 3 hours ALONE! To do with as I choose! Yahoo! Do … Continue reading Lemons, Lemonade and other Crap
Last night I ran my first run in Texas. When I asked my husband (who had been here previously to scout out housing) what it was like, he said, "It's flat and brown." Man does he have a way with words, or what?! I was running on base around sunset and found a track, right by the golf … Continue reading First Run
It started out as just an idea to help keep me motivated to workout and run while traveling across country to our new duty station. I've been on enough road trips to know how lethargic being in a car all day makes me, and how the substantial lack of decent food options tends to make … Continue reading This 5k Across the Country “Thing”
As a mother of military kiddos, I often marvel at the idea of living in a small town, putting down roots, and having them grow up from kindergarten through 12th grade in the same school district. Does anyone do that anymore? It seems like it would be idyllic in some ways, a nice idea, but … Continue reading Big Time Small Town
Last night we stayed in Montana in a little tiny place that, as I mentioned, was a little sketchy. I walked into this "establishment": ...and took one look into a washing machine and promptly walked back out. Nuh Uh. Not happening. Laundry waited until the next stop where the machines were: a. clean b. not … Continue reading I Don’t Think This Counts