Being happy.

Being happy…. Is it as easy as just willing yourself to feel happy? If you tell yourself you’re happy over and over, just that make it true? It’s been so strange this year. I know we have all been feeling it; no one is immune. 2020 has been hard. Most days, I don’t know how […]

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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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Don’t underestimate.

Never underestimate the power of human contact. Last night I went to a birthday party for a friend of mine. I was excited to actually see other people face-to-face and have conversations like an actual adult. Throughout this whole Covid business, it’s been hit or miss being able to see people in person. In the […]

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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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Getting my sea legs back.

If only I had known. Back in February, I didn’t have time to get to the pool. I was trying to squeak out a workout or two each week, but it had been hard to do that when my calendar was so full already. Going into March, I didn’t even make it to the pool […]

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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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