Cold Pricklies

It was our 17th anniversary, so, naturally, we went to a trail race. What can I say, we are of like mind, my Dan and I. It just so happened that the race fell on the right day, so off we went to Mohican. The Cold Pricklies is the anti-thesis of the Fuzzy Fandango, which […]

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Bug eating season….

Spring must really be here. You never know in Ohio. We usually have a few false starts. But, today when I ran, I had the feeling that spring might be getting closer. I’m cautiously optimistic, since exactly one week ago, I was being snowed on while I ran. No joke. It was April Fool’s Day, […]

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The stillness of morning.

Ah, the snow. I don’t dislike it, to be honest. There is something so beautiful about it. How delicate it is as it floats in the air. How hundreds and hundreds of tiny snowflakes can stick together to coat the branches on the trees. The most lovely thing about the snow is how everything outside […]

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Playing peek a boo.

It’s winter time in Rona-ville. It was hard to wear a mask, or even a buff, during the summer months while running. Especially on really hot and humid days. It was a struggle, and the trails were so full of people. I didn’t like get dirty looks from people as we passed on the trail; […]

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Clearing the trail.

2020 is done. Gone. Goodbye. Last year was not what any of us expected, right? But, it’s over. There’s no use in ruminating over it when we should focus on moving forward instead. While it was not my favorite year on record, it wasn’t my worst either. I started 2020 just like everyone else. I […]

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It’s been a while.

I haven’t written much for the past few weeks….or months. I guess I haven’t felt like it much. There’s so much going on; yet, there isn’t. I feel like I’m not the only one that is in somewhat of a limbo, for lack of a better term. However, I have chosen to take a different […]

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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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Fog and coffee.

It’s Christmas Eve morning.  There is a thick blanket of fog outside – no beautiful, fluffy snow this year.  Good thing Santa has Rudolph. No one is awake in the house yet, just me and the dog.  I’m just sitting here drinking coffee before the chaos begins.  Today, we start celebrating Christmas with family.  Soon, […]

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Just keep swimming….

Makes you think of Dory, doesn’t it? Last year at about this time, I saw something interesting in my social media feed.  Some of my friends/acquaintances had done a swim challenge.  I had just done my first swim meet in a long time, and had been looking for more events to do in the pool.  […]

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Remembering to forget.

  This picture is one of my most favorite places on earth.  It is a place close to home where I have spent many hours mediating, sweating, and praying. This is my home base. With so many things going on this time of year, I have to take time to go here to clear my […]

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