Today, I'm thankful for FORGIVENESS Mine and other people's. I'm always thankful when I am forgiven because I know I am completely flawed and it is a wonderful show of grace when I am forgiven. I need to remember that feeling of grace when I'm being less forgiving toward others. Let's be honest; people are … Continue reading Thirty Days of Thankful… Day 6
Today I'm thankful for PEACE. To me, peace isn't a lack of turmoil or trouble. Peace is knowing that you will come through it all and you'll understand and appreciate the journey at the end. What is peace to you? What can you do to achieve this peace?
On this crazy Wednesday full of nutter-butter emails, plenty of yoga and a TON of pranayama and meditation, I'm thankful for... Passion for excellence These days, too many people are lowering the bar and trying to make everything easier and make everyone happy. This is not ok. Excellence is awesome and a hill worth dying … Continue reading Thirty Days of Thankful… Day 4
Today, I'm thankful for forgiveness. I'm thankful for all the times I've done completely stupid things and the people in my life have shown me love, unconditionally. Times like this remind me that I need to be just as forgiving as they are. Who do you need to forgive? What do you need to let … Continue reading Thirty Days of Thankful… Day 2
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…
This past weekend, a team of amazing people completed the Ragnar Relay 'Dacks event. It was pretty great. One of my legs of the relay was about 8.3 miles. The roads ebbed and flowed like the moon was pulling them toward it's bright face, creating long hilly stretches. The wind blew bitterly cold across my … Continue reading Ragnar teaches that straight and honest aren’t the same.
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
I've explained in several of my posts that running, for me, often brings answers. With my intensifying yoga practice, I'm finding answers there now as well. But let's ask an honest question: was I really finding answers, or were they there all along? Today, I learned that the answers are always there. Sometimes we just need … Continue reading Answers
Just as people breath in and out, so does the environment. Not just nature, but the environment in which we live. One's environment almost breathes with its person. There's a connectedness there. An energy. And it's real. Sometimes one must blast into that energy with a freight train of a run or a power yoga class … Continue reading Rest
We've all got a lot to learn. One must always remember that every situation is an opportunity to learn a lesson. An easy lesson or a hard lesson, there's still a glimmer of a sparkle of a speck of wisdom that comes from every peak and valley. Best Lesson: YOU MUST BE FORGIVING Padding along out on the … Continue reading Give a little grace…
I've been thinking a lot about National Running Day. I've been thinking about some of the most important things to me while running. I've decided it has to do with the apparel. Whether getting out on the road for a short, light run or a long haul, each and every runner understands the importance of considering … Continue reading National Running Day, What are you wearing?
Imagine your most loved and delightful thing. That thing is what makes you calm, brings you clarity, moves you forward when everything else is looking back, fills you with self-worth and pushes you to accomplish more than you ever dreamed. Then make it better. This is what yoga did for my running. Fantastically, amazingly, beautifully … Continue reading Running and Yoga
I've been to lots of yoga classes. Lots of types, lots of teachers, lots of locations. Through all these classes, one idea seems to pop up the same way, no matter what. This one idea: Your practice on your mat today is all that matters. Other people, other poses, even you yesterday doesn't matter. I think … Continue reading A running lesson from yoga…
"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'm thankful for that faith that happens between members of the human race that one will be there for another. It could be faith that you'll stay with me to the end of the race, the end of my days or any of the lengths of anything in between. It's a lovely thing that … Continue reading TDT 2.0 Faith, the people kind
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
Do you remember that time we walked on the beach? We spent the whole day talking about life: the ups and downs. I told you all the things that made me stressed and worried. You said, "Life's like that." Remember how I told you about all the amazing things going on? Remember how you smiled? … Continue reading I went for a walk with my Dad…
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
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