Kid President's Guide to Being Awesome suggests something delightful for day 54. Help somebody who is younger than you. **Tissue ALERT** This past weekend I found this story. It moved me so completely that I thought I'd share here in hopes that if you're looking to be moved on this completely glorious morning, this can … Continue reading Guide to Awesome… Day 54
Today I am thankful for HOPE. Check it out! This is another bit of HOPE that I'm so thankful for. See what you can see. It's called a miracle.
Today marks 16 years since my dad and I last shared the same bit of earth. Usually, I spend the day moping around crying and thinking about everything he's missed and what it would have been like if he'd been there. On this stunning, fall Annapolis morning, I just can't do that. I won't do that. He hasn't … Continue reading Grateful…
Kid President says: Let's live in a world with more high fives. I'm so excited for day number five because I'm so far ahead of the game on this one. Let me just say, in a somewhat self-aggrandizing fashion, I ROCK at high fives. I give them frequently. I give them whole-heartedly. I give 'em … Continue reading Following a Guide to Awesome… Day 5
Mini Recap of Day One: The whole putting-down-the-phone-thing worked pretty well today. I couldn't believe how much I was able to accomplish by just leaving it alone only a few of the times I would have picked it up any other day. A sweet friend brought up another bit of support to put down the phone/technology … Continue reading Following a guide to awesome… Day 2
This is true every single day. Every time you lace up your sneaks, unroll your mat, or even just open your eyes and put your feet on the floor, you're in a whole new world. You have complete control how you interact with everything going on in the world around you. You may experience the … Continue reading A whole new world
Running brings a lot of good to the world. If you're reading this, you've likely read or know about my time with THON, the Hope Express and Ronald McDonald House Charities. Today, I'm trying to make Good Friday good by asking your help for a friend who is always helping others. No matter what your faith, … Continue reading Make Good Friday good, no matter what your faith.
"I don't want to survive. I want to live" Nick Pantalone, May 19, 1993-March 24, 2013 Yesterday, it was pretty chilly here in my neighborhood. There was a fresh dusting of snow on the grass and tree tops. The wind leaned on the windows and door as I tied my laces and pulled on my mittens. … Continue reading Get out there, because…
Today I am thankful for that time in any endeavor when everyone involved is ALL IN. They are completely invested. It can be a new race training plan, a new business or a tug-o-war contest. It's this wonderful glittery time where everyone is blasting full speed ahead with all their mind, heart, and might. What … Continue reading TDT 2.0 Moralers
Alrighty... Here goes Thirty Days of Thankfulness 2.0: Today, I'm thankful for all the people I spent the day with in New Cumberland, PA working to plan the charity running event: The Hope Express. www.thehopeexpress.org Brian, Hank, Connie, Jodie, Matt, Carolyn, Sarah, Bobby and Isabella helped make a wonderful day. I can't thank everyone enough … Continue reading Thirty Days of Thankfulness (TDT 2.0) Hope Express
For my HE family... The last few days have changed my life, Just like they always do, And sitting here worn out tonight, I wonder, "Who else, too?" In the parking lot with old family and new, I donned the green and brown, HOPING the words I had to say, Would really sink, deep down. … Continue reading Hope Express Recap 2014
To Connie I know this is a scary time, With fear swirling around. Please take comfort as I convey to you, That HOPE and love surround. You have a tough road ahead, Nothing you cannot face. "You were not meant for failure here, Get up and win that race!" And win that race you shall, … Continue reading For my friend…
Thoughts on days like today can change your life: and they should. When someone dies, there are countless family, religious and cultural traditions that descend upon the community of those acquainted with the deceased. There are layouts, visitations, memorial services, funerals, burials and numerous other ways the general population is afforded the opportunity to bid … Continue reading Hope Express 2013 Recap
Caveat: This post is especially for Hope Express runners, past and present: Yet again, Hank has beckoned me to duty. My story, “start to finish,” about my experience with the Hope Express. I asked someone dear to me, what he thought that meant. He said, "What inspired you?" Herein lies my feeble attempt to answer … Continue reading Hope Express Story: Cast Your Stone
During my run this morning, my mind raced with the memories of three years ago today. Indulge me, if you will. Three years ago this morning, I woke up bright and early to embark upon a journey. At the time I knew two things: where I was going and how I was getting there. I … Continue reading Runner’s Weekend 2013