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
Compassion is to look beyond your own pain, to see the pain of others. -- Yasmin Mogahed Short, succinct. What a beautiful definition of compassion. From a 13 year old girl, apparently. I showed my mom compassion by buying her the roses for Valentine's Day. It had been a busy, tiring week with all that … Continue reading Compassion: February 2022
Spring is a natural time to start becoming more active. Activity is really its own reward, but it doesn't hurt to have some goals. All good performance starts with clear goals.-- Ken Blanchard I may not be planning a performance any time soon, but clear goals in my life are important. No clear goals leads to … Continue reading Clear Goals: March 2021
I was very clear on trying to listen to my body and slowly ease back into activity after three weeks of pretty much just Yoga and walking. I know I lost cardiovascular fitness in that time -- thanks to my Garmin automatically recording my V02 MAX -- but still never really felt much DOMs as … Continue reading Reboot: February 2021
We celebrated my Mom's 90th birthday. Then we will celebrate with her again and my Dad's 92nd birthday as well, with the whole immediate family. I tried new stuff and yeah, I shoveled a lot of snow (in fact, there's still snow on the grass, even though the last big storm missed us. Thank God). … Continue reading March 2018: Did I pass?
I know TOTR is no longer doing monthly grades, but I liked the idea so I'm keeping it. You'd think a month with almost no miles run would be short. You'd think wrong! Getting in scheduled runs I can't fail myself on this one, even though I'm not sure I've ever had such a low … Continue reading February 2018: Did I pass?