The Difference

We dream, we yearn, we wish.  We envision a life for ourselves that perfect, complete and full of all the things that make us happy.  We drop to our knees, pray for strength, beg for signs, ask for the things that are just out of reach.  We tell friends, family, anyone who will listen that the things that we want we are going to…

Finding the Finish Line

I love to run.  I love to race.  I’ve missed it.  I haven’t raced since May.  That will soon change, I have a busy upcoming schedule. I race the next two weekends.  A three mile run with my friends, my running family – the Mud Mafia.  I’ve missed running with them… My traveling for work, the crazy hours has taken a toll and I…

I Have to Believe

This is the beginning of History – a walk back to one’s own self. They call it sometimes ‘the eternal return. – MatisyahuWe fight ourselves, sabotage efforts, make excuses.  We stumble, we fall, we fail.  WE do things and put ourselves into situations that will break us down knowing even as it happens that it’s wrong… like the slippery slope of a hill that…

To Be… (AND not to be anymore)

One of my first posts on my journey was entitled, “To Be.”  It really resonated with me as I wrote it actually and I believe in the weight and depth of the words I wrote but there is a whole other side. “Breathing deeply, she forgot the cold, the dead weight of others, the craziness or stuffiness of life, the long anguish of living…

My NEW Boyfriend, Gym

It’s no secret how I feel about gyms.  I love them.  I really do.  After an extended time with my previous gym, I made the difficult decision to move on with my training life.  I’ve got a new gym to call my own and truth be told what got me in the end was three things in this order:1. The big, sexy climbing wall…

30

It’s done.  It’s happened.  I’m 30 now.  I could have entered this decade kicking and screaming, and I can kick and scream with the best of them.  I opted for more of a casual stroll so I could (try to) appreciate the view.  A panoramic of my life not focusing too much on past, present, or future, but where all three come together and…

The Cost of Doing Business

I turn 30 in three days.  A landmark that I joke about as scaring me but more than anything I see it as validation.  I’ve earned my 30 years and I’ve got a lot to be grateful for.  I’ve made concessions and mistakes and certainly done some stupid things, but all in all I’m very happy where I’ve ended up and the work I’ve…

About my boys…or something like that…

The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays.  Not because four days later I celebrate a birthday (shameless plug) but because I love that it’s a holiday with no cards, it’s casual, fun, and I generally get to be out on a boat or in the water.  It’s a day I look forward to with earnest and with a great deal of…

Vomit Writing

This is going to affectionately be termed a vomit writing session.  They are frequent on my computer.  I’m going to write whatever pops in my head and with no edits just let it fly.  Hopefully a full circle moment will be achieved.  So, I’m going to start out with an odd comment that probably won’t make sense… I’m really foggy right now but I…

The Fork (Stupid Fork)

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein My friend Matt text me and asked me what my workout was going to be today.  I told him “I ran and  it was like running in a personal swimming pool of my own body sweat.  And now, HOURS later, I am still soaking wet and…