This is what curing cancer looks like: Today, I'm thankful for all the individuals who made this possible: Emily Whitehead Foundation Believe Ball Donate
Is today the second day? Maybe. Today is the first day of the week. Could be the first day of the new you or the first day of appreciating the you that currently exists. Could be the first day of a new job or appreciating the impact, no matter how seemingly small, that you make … Continue reading Second day?
I was procrastinating some grad school work today when I came across a post that told this story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfeJAz3GI60 I've known this story for years now, but my brain only has so much room for things at the front so each time I stumble upon it, I feel the deep welling of emotion that causes … Continue reading When you feel like giving up…
Today, I'm thankful for beauty. Beautiful things today: My mom My husband yoga running My friends second chances love wins leaves compassion Show me what beauty you're thankful for...
Today, I am thankful for happiness. Happiness from running, yoga, meditation, smiles, rain, wind, inside, outside thought... What makes you happy?
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
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
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
As a runner, it's really easy to get caught up in the moment of the run and lose track of the pre-planned route. I was once so engrossed in the pace, I ran right past the house. When I got to the corner past the house, my husband said, "Hon, where are we going?" It … Continue reading off track
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…
Today, I am thankful for the ability to run alone. When you think of all the forces you fight to just stand, you realize you've accomplished a lot just to be upright. Then add in falling gracefully forward for 26 miles. It's a miracle. Whether you're running alone on the street or metaphorically in your convictions, dedications, or … Continue reading TDT 2.0 Alone
Today I'm thankful for long times next to my husband. It could be next to him for a long training run, a long race or a long road trip. It's just the two of us; one mile after another. Happy. Free. This is the way life ought to be.
I am thankful for race deferments. They afford the opportunity to save your half marathon for next year when you aren't attending the Landmark Forum. And when I say, "you," I, of course, mean me. I know it's a boring one, but WHEW, a life saver!