My running buddy.

I run a lot with my husband.  He’s my most favorite person in the whole wide world. However, I have a very special friend that I love to run with when my Dan isn’t available.  This person came into my life about a year and a half ago, and she makes me a better person. […]

Read More My running buddy.

Starting from scratch.

Every now and then, something causes me to give pause and think.  Sometimes, a situation presents itself that will change my perspective and bring up old beliefs and feelings.  I like when this happens, as I feel this is a sign of growth and maturing. We have four kids.  Each and every one of them […]

Read More Starting from scratch.

Glad I did it.

As I sit here watching the snow fall in my chair, I am so grateful.  My heart is full. Let me rewind…. It was cold this morning, but I didn’t mind. My husband and I left the house as the sun was coming up, but with the grey skies, it wasn’t exactly picture-perfect.  But, hey, […]

Read More Glad I did it.

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 […]

Read More Not copping out.

Silence.

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 […]

Read More Silence.

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 […]

Read More Winter in Ohio.

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, […]

Read More Embracing the Moment.