Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. -- Dalai Lama I showed myself compassion by realizing that at least in Winter, I just cannot go and stay for days at my mom's. I don't sleep well. It's stressful. I know what these visits mean to her, but I also know … Continue reading January 2022
Every New Year's for the last few years, I think to myself, this year will be better. Every year seems worse than the one before that! I started detailing all the stuff that's happened in the last five years, but truly, it just sounded whiny to me. It's never been all bad, and I absolutely … Continue reading Clearly wrapping up 2021
As you become more clear about who you are, you'll be better able to decide what's best for you -- the first time around -- Oprah Winfrey I love the above quote. Being clear on who you are, what your values are, what feels right for your body -- it's a journey, to be sure, … Continue reading Becoming Clear on who I am: November 2021
No races for me in December, virtual or otherwise. I did have a pretty well rounded fitness routine for most of December, including shoveling! This month's song selection: who doesn't love Rachel Patton? I probably already used her, but I think it's totally appropriate for going into 2021, because the COVID vaccines allow us to … Continue reading Fighting Stronger: December 2020
November had one virtual 5k and I really like the tee from that "race". There were walks with friends and a little hiking. Of course I am still working my way through the sadness of losing Lola, which happened on Halloween. This month's song selection, from Brian & Jenn Johnson, is all about holding on … Continue reading You’re Gonna Be Ok: November 2020
I ran two races in November, a 15k and a 3.5 mile Turkey Trot, and yes, much like last year in November, I PR'd them both. Clearly I need a half in November or December next year! But PRs don't tell the whole story. Let's get the rest of the story. Getting in scheduled runs … Continue reading November 2017: Did I pass?