Hands

I first posted this last year.  I found it today and decided to re-post it.  It’s still very true. I have delicate looking hands.  Long, slender tapered fingers and small-sized palms.  They don’t look like much, but my hands do work.  I had acrylic nails in college for a few weeks and hated it.  I’ve never been one to get manicures either – it’s…

Life Lessons, 1 – 6

Most of the time, the blogs I write are snapshots in time, arrangements of words that are reflective of something I want to capture, something that I need to process outwardly in written form.  And I’ve written a lot of words in my day, so it’s hard to prioritize the ones that have meant the most as I wrote them.  But, there were certain…

Leesburg

A surprise gift from the Team There are moments that change you immediately.  Seen with the eyes, felt with the heart, they are often indescribable… In the form of the dramatic and extreme – losses or gains, incredible accomplishments or defeats, the death of a loved one or the birth of a child.  These moments become ingrained in your being in a way that…

Go.

Siesta Key, FL “Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.” – Paulo Coehlo I’ve spent a large part of this year traveling for my job.  It began in Southern California last February, and I’ve been all over the country and met people from coast to coast.  I’ve spent a lot of time in airports, cars, buses, and taxi’s.  I’ve…

Silencing The Voice

“When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.” -African ProverbMy biggest enemy resides inside… it’s a voice I’ve had with me since I was a child.  But it’s a sneaky, deconstructing voice.  It doesn’t tell me overtly that I am wrong, or insignificant, or that the things I do and fail to do are terrible things… it is a voice…

Just One Day: Perfection and Zero

Coming off big races, I often find myself suffering from the inexplicable hangover that follows.  The letdown as days go by and the euphoria passes.  The realization that the medal hanging on the wall is what I have left and now it’s time to refocus and find a new unicorn to chase down.  The bliss, the exultation, the drama has unfolded and is neatly…

The Spartan Beast

I started this race report on the plane from Washington, D.C. to Omaha.  I was writing old school….on a pad and paper I had purchased at the airport.  I sat in my seat, sun setting, the lights dim in the cabin just staring at the blank page in front of me.  Where do I begin?  How do I even begin to articulate what I…

My Friends Are Awesome…and Why Sometimes that Sucks

My grown up job involves me working for a racing company.  Like, not drive racing, like running racing.  I’ve been an endurance athlete for a while now and have a big race coming up on Saturday.  Here is the part of the story where I set you, the reader, up with all my excuses…  So I’ll bullet them for your reading convenience: I’ve been…