Not copping out.

Winter has been rough. It’s been hard to get out on the trails between the ice, mud, and well….life.  I had to resort to the road and treadmill much more than I’d like the past few weeks.  And it has definitely changed my mood. The second race in the local trail series is tomorrow at […]

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Silence. Quiet. Calm. Peace.  These are the things that I crave.  Admittedly, I am quite the hermit.  If you were to leave me to my own devices, I would happily stay away from the busyness of everyday life.  I am quite content to stay at home or go for a run by myself.  I love […]

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Winter in Ohio.

It’s January, so I know that complaining does me no good whatsoever.  I have lived in Ohio for almost 40 of my years that I have been on this earth.  It’s not going to change. Still, here I am, complaining. I know some of you get the same flavor of winters that we do, so […]

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Embracing the Moment.

So, do you? Do you embrace the moment?  Do any of us, really? When you see something that takes your breath away, do you stop? Do you enjoy that gift? Or do keep moving on to whatever is next? When you talk with someone, do you look them in the eye? Do you really listen, […]

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When to say no.

I feel like I’m not qualified to write on this topic. Maybe I’m hoping I’ll take my own advice?  Let’s see what happens…. Do you commit yourself easily?  Does someone mention an opportunity to you and you simply can’t resist?  Are you afraid that if you say no, the opportunity won’t be presented to you […]

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The pendulum swings.

Some mornings, I get out of bed and feel like I can tackle anything. I can conquer the world. Other mornings, I feel heavy and slow.  I feel like just getting the kids out to the school bus is like climbing Mt. Everest. Evenings can be worse.  I beat myself up over little things that […]

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Funny story….

So, this mom takes her kids for a run….not every joke starts like that right? I digress…. Running is like truth serum. I’m sure you all know this, especially my buddies in MRTT. (For those of you that are not familiar with MRTT – Moms Run This Town – it’s a free running group for […]

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