Fall is coming.

You can sense it in the air. The mornings are getting cooler, as are the evenings. It feels like football outside. Running feels easier when the heat isn’t pressing upon you. As I run on the trail near my house, I make a point to take in all of the green I see. I know […]

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Yes.

I said “yes”. I was tired. I hadn’t slept well, I’d worked out too hard the day before, I felt stiff….I had every excuse in the book. I still haven’t healed completely from my fall last winter, and we’re almost positive I had a fracture in the thoracic spine.  Since that fall on the snow […]

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Layer by layer.

This has been the oddest year.  I know you all feel me on this. It has been surreal, to say the least.  And, little by little, things have been stripped away.  What I have been left with is real, and raw.  I think back to the months leading up to the pandemic, and I can […]

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A Gift.

It has been an interesting 8 weeks, to say the least.  This is the 8th week of staying at home with my kids.  As I still continue to try to fully understand what is happening,  things are become more evident. At first, it was as if suddenly someone was doing a quick break-check on things.  […]

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Hungry.

It’s been weeks.  Weeks, since my feet have touched the dirt of a trail.  I haven’t left the house since March 12 and it’s now April 23, 4:00 am. I have been tethered to the house, since all of the kids have been home.  I have run the same, tired loop of roadway in my […]

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Time to write.

I have had a couple of people ask how the book is coming along. It had been developing well until 2 weeks ago.  Then, with the kids home and having to stay home, it took some schedule adjustments to get started up again.  Now, I have some time to write. Back in October, I decided […]

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Humbled and grateful.

Things were moving along.  I was finally back on track with some training after an injury from late last fall, albeit it was very low key.  I had been taking my time and slowly re-building, and starting to feel like myself again.  It had been a while since I had felt that way; it seemed […]

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Beginnings.

Here’s to beginnings.  Last night was another one of those moments.  Let me explain. It’s easy to get stuck in a mind set.  It seems like every day we are bombarded with ideas and “norms” depending on what we see and hear.  I sometimes imagine life without social media and the internet.  I daydream about […]

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The Blahs.

It’s dark and rainy this Saturday morning.  Not a whole lot is going on in the house right now but a snoring dog.  It’s been rainy and gloomy lately, and my mood has followed suit. A few weeks ago, I started having issues with my back.  It was high time, if you ask me.  I’ve […]

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