Today, I'm thankful for this amazing collection of friends, family, and acquaintances who give my life meaning. These are just a few of the individuals who have taught me so much about myself, the world, and how to treat others. (I've also noted that there are some people I don't have any photos of... not … Continue reading Thirty Days of Thankful 11.2.16
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 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?
"Ohana means family." Today, and every day, I'm thankful for my family. I'm thankful for my family related by blood. I'm thankful for my family related by running, related by the Hope Express, related by yoga and related by our humanity. I hope I adequately show them all how much they mean to me. What … Continue reading Thirty Days of Thankful… Day 3
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.
"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…
Tonight I am thankful for phone calls. I'm thankful for the ability to call my mom and talk to her about how I just bought my first, "Husband," card. I'm thankful I'm able to answer the phone when Husband is having a bad day or Charlotte is having a three-hour commute. I'm thankful to be … Continue reading TDT 2.0 Phone Calls
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
My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living. -- Anais Nin My ideas usually come not at my desk but while running. This became abundantly clear last evening when I was trying to catch up with my blogs. Lately the internet has not been very supportive of me putting … Continue reading TDT: Magic
I'm thankful for this poem. I think of it almost every day. Coach Mayer read it to me one day after an extremely difficult practice. I was particularly hard on myself because I LIVED for cross country practice and did not understand why my body would not do what I wanted. At the time, we … Continue reading TDT: The Race
I seem to be drawn to running when the sun is rising or setting. There’s just something about the sometimes quiet, sometimes loud, way the sun says, “Hello,” or, “Good night,” that appeals to me and pulls me down the road. I’m thankful I am capable of seeing the sun wake up and go to … Continue reading TDT: Sunrise, Sunset
Run? Why does anyone really do anything? Why does one start; persevere; endure? Try to become part of something bigger than yourself? Why did I start to run? Coach Mayer asked me to. On July 13, the summer before my seventh grade year, Coach Mayer called my house. He said, “The cross country team is … Continue reading Why do I?