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 […]Read More Remembering to forget.
Why can’t I just have more time? I ask myself this question a little too often. And it seems like I still can’t find time, even when I make the effort. I wake up earlier. I go to bed a little later. I make my to do lists…and yet, I run out of time. Most […]Read More Time.
Well, I’m going for it. I am going to write a book. I have started a few things in the past, but usually hit a road block and have trouble starting up again. This may be because of distractions, like, you know, LIFE. I have written four chapters so far, and feel like I finally […]Read More Next Steps….
How many times have you been faced with something that you did not think you would be able to overcome? I’m not talking about just during training or races, but what about everyday life? Has there ever been a time where you started thinking that you don’t have what it takes? That your best won’t […]Read More Wanting it.
It was a Monday. Mondays are always a mixed bag of feelings. I got the kids ready for school and out the door. I came home and did a couple of things for work and then let some dust settle. I wanted to run. I had nothing pressing. So, without delay, I changed into running […]Read More Zoning out.
I live in Ohio. Still, this time of year tends to be bittersweet to me. I love the Fall…but I know what’s coming. So, it tends to be a love-hate thing for me. I was born in the Fall. I absolutely love the colors in the Fall. I love when the air turns crisp, when […]Read More This Time of Year.
Ever done something “blind”? What does that mean, you ask…..Going into something without all of the details. Deciding to jump in without knowing where you’ll wind up. Or something like that…. That’s how I’ve felt lately. I made a few decisions in the past couple of months that took me out of my comfort zone. […]Read More Temporarily Blind.
How many times have you had to answer awkward questions? Too many to count? I’ve stopped telling most people what I’m training for anymore. I’ve stopped talking about running and racing unless I’m around my running friends. Why? Because, I just can’t. I can’t answer questions anymore. I’ve always been a “yes” man, my whole […]Read More How do you talk to your non-running friends?
I know I’ve written about my 9 year old before, but I have to boast a little for her again. You see, she is such a driven kid. Nothing stands in her way. Once she sets her sights on something, that’s it. It’s just a matter of time before she achieves her goal, and then […]Read More My Multisport Girl.
Back when my nephew was much younger, my sister and her family were traveling and happened to be at an airport. It was very bright, and chances are they were traveling sometime in the evening when the kids were usually in bed. My nephew seemed irritated by the brightness of the terminal, and was dancing […]Read More Too Many Lightbulbs.