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
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
I love this quote below: Sometimes things aren't clear right away. That's where you need to be patient and persevere and see where things lead.-- Mary Pierce Often times things aren't clear. We don't always know why things happen the way they do -- maybe not in the moment, and maybe not ever. Setting goals … Continue reading Let’s be clear here: May 2021
If you're racing, you probably do want to hurry! If you're not, there is enough hurry in our world already. Slowing down can have great benefits, too. All things will be clear to the man who does not hurry; haste is blind and improvident -- Livy I made sure not to hurry my fitness after … Continue reading Don’t Hurry!: April 2021
May blew in with very unwanted snow, but it went out with some lovely Summer weather. From strong to stronger and the iconic Rocky song "Gonna Fly Now": Getting strong now Won’t be long now Getting strong now Gonna fly now Flying high now Gonna fly, fly, fly Running takes a back burner for now, … Continue reading Getting Strong Now: May 2020
"I Can't" has many meanings. Can't simply means can not. According to Merriam Webster, can is defined as: be physically or mentally able to That is just one of the many definitions of the verb can; so can't means that you are not physically or mentally able to. We say can't all the time. We … Continue reading “I Can’t”: What Does it Mean?
I just modified the song slightly (I, instead of we) to fit my love songs for 2019 theme. No, I am not broken, I'm well, although over the last few months it kind of felt like I was a little broken. It's sort of going to be a theme this week, I think. Normally I'd … Continue reading I found love in the broken places: May 2019
Yup, had this post *almost* ready to go last week, but not quite ready. So I'm wrapping up April today. Technically I only missed running those last couple of days in April. No real plans for any big goal races any time soon. Heck, at this rate the 5k the beginning of June will be … Continue reading Love Will Keep Us Together: April 2019
It seems a little unfair, really, that as we reach the peak of our race training, many of the things that keep us in shape tend to fall by the wayside: good nutrition, prehab, cross training. Did that happen to me in June? You be the judge! Getting in scheduled runs I stuck to my … Continue reading June 2017: Did I pass?
The toll of three halfs in as many months began to make itself known in May. I am in awe of people who run marathons every month or a gazillion halfs a month. That's not me. Let's get into it. Getting in scheduled runs Cold, rainy long runs. Sudden 90 degree heat. Windy. May wasn't … Continue reading May 2017: Did I pass?