Compassion is the wish to see others free of suffering. -- The Dalai Lama I consider myself to be a compassionate person, but I'm not going to lie -- sometimes my mother's complaining gets to me, the way she sometimes rewrites history. The quote above is a good reminder to me to just be a … Continue reading Compassion: May 2022
Long Runs: Time or Length?
Long runs can be wonderful confidence boosters, or they can completely suck any confidence you've ever had that you could run a particular distance out of you. No matter how many times you've raced that particular distance! Many of us run our long runs based on distance. But should you? Running for distance: Running for … Continue reading Long Runs: Time or Length?
You need a Plan B
I think about the Plan B a lot -- and not as it applies to racing. As it it applies to "what if I could no longer run again?". What would you turn to if you couldn't run any longer? We all want to be that 90 year old (or older!) runner who is still … Continue reading You need a Plan B
Best Way to See New Places
I'll let you in on a secret: there really isn't one best way to see new places, but I have a few favorites and I'm going to share the pros and cons of each with you. There are other ways to tour new places, of course, including bike tours, hiking tours, segway tours -- I've … Continue reading Best Way to See New Places
Compassion: April 2022
When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen. -- Ernest Hemingway It's easy to nod your head and say um-hmm while just thinking about what you want to say next -- or eat next, LOL -- right? Especially when you may have been involved in something when the person spoke. This is a reminder … Continue reading Compassion: April 2022
Kiwanis Kingston Classic 5k Race Recap
It's definitely been a hot minute since I did a real life race -- not since the end of 2019. This race was put on my radar by a running friend, who shared it because they donate a book to a child for each registrant -- and it's on the way to my moms. You've … Continue reading Kiwanis Kingston Classic 5k Race Recap
Let’s play did I run here? Part II
I left you all in Las Vegas in last week's post here. I'm concluding places I ran (or didn't), a subject I borrowed from a post I read on Donna @ Runningtotravel. Running through old town -- one more hill & I'm done! M is for MontrealI had been to Montreal a couple of times … Continue reading Let’s play did I run here? Part II
Let’s play did I run here?
I decided to borrow from a post I read on Donna @ Runningtotravel and put my own twist on it. Where I've been, A to Z -- the twist being did I run there or not? Fair warning: photo intensive post! If you live in Austin, it's a moral imperative to take photos of your … Continue reading Let’s play did I run here?
Compassion: March 2022
We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer. -- Dietrich Bonhoeffer I continue to work on my compassion. Elderly people can be (but not always are) very self centered. They don't realize when they tell you … Continue reading Compassion: March 2022
We tried it: Wildgrain Box
Do you love bread? Silly question for most runners, right? Although there are runners with gluten issues or runners like me who gain weight easily when we eat too much bread. Which doesn't mean I don't eat bread! If you fall into the runner who loves their bread category, have I got the subscription box … Continue reading We tried it: Wildgrain Box