Inspired: I am a Champion

I’m getting antsy.  I don’t have a race in the near future.  Everyone I know has big races coming up in the next few weeks and I actively support them but I am a tad jealous…My training is intense but there is an air about it that is uninspired.  I’ve always been a sucker for motivational videos.  I tear up EVERY time I hear…

The Run, the Runner

This post has been milling around in my head for a while… It’s hard for me to explain to people what running means to me.  It goes beyond something that I do and is an actual part of me.  This part of me I can’t remove and I don’t want to be without.  It’s the one relationship I’ve been able to keep together, that…

Into the Darkness

I’ve engaged in a one-year journey to figure out my life and live it completely. It started with leaving a corporate world for a literary one and my one year journey of self-exploration has exposed a few things… a few proverbial chinks in the armor of my dream quest. When all the girls in high school were getting blonde highlights and anxiously dousing their…

Grown-up Dreams

Rapunzel:  What if it’s not everything I dreamed it would be?Flynn Rider: It will be.Rapunzel: And what if it is? What do I do then?Flynn Rider: Well, that’s the good part I guess. You get to go find a new dream.My daughters are always showing me things that I can’t see for myself.  They do what they do because they are moved to… they…

Coming Back

Yesterday was a day for me.  I had some majorly cool stuff happen and some majorly shitty stuff happen too.  I started my day in a dead panic thinking I was running late for a triathlon… I was riding a bike I had never ridden before and my rotation would be compromised by a recent injury.  Injury aside, not important.  I am so sick…

Impact

“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” – Jackie Robinson I have spent a great deal of my last few years wanting the things I do to have an effect on those in my life.  As a mother I strive for an existence that inspires my girls and gives them a quiet confidence in me and in…

Running the Trails

I ran in a local trail race today.  Just a fun little four-miler at a local golf course that backs up to a wild life preserve and has acres of land around it for some wicked trails and some great hills.  I haven’t had a good trail run in a while.  I missed it.  I didn’t realize how much I missed it until I…

Chapter One: Be-ing.

(author’s note: part of the this comes from a previous post) It’s questions… so many questions.  I used to ask, “What am I doing?”  But I realized a better question is, “Who am I being?”  I suppose it always comes down to a moment. A choice. Choose or be chosen. It’s in that moment, that space just before the choice that you are the…

Prologue: One Year

In October of 2010 I started this blog with one premise “I gave my life to be the person I am today, was it worth it?” (Richard Bach)  “Today my answer is “yes.”   I had left an unhappy and unfulfilling situation and found the root of myself and was beginning a journey.  I feel like I’m just scratching the surface. I feel like it…

New Blogging Beginnings…

You’ve probably noticed my site had a little face lift over the weekend. I have decided to split up my blog into two distinct spaces. Leaving a Path, where you are now, is where I’ll be talking about my training, my life, and the things that make me laugh, the things that motivate and inspire me as a mother, a woman, an athlete, and a human…