“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running Oh yes, we all know too well how inevitable pain actually is. On any given day, I wake up and something hurts. My legs, my feet, my back, my head, this muscle or that muscle…I call them “sleep… Continue reading Perspective of Pain
I’ll be honest here…the last year has been a bit of a downer. OK, a huge downer. In the last year, my cousin was diagnosed with ALS, my mom and uncle were diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis, my husband was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, my little sister was diagnosed with breast cancer, and my dad just… Continue reading Sunshine and Shadows
Admit it…when you hear that a “motivational speaker” is coming, you probably roll your eyes and think of how you can fill that time. Make a to-do list, daydream about your next vacation, think about what’s for dinner, etc. It’s always the same old spiel, especially when the speaker is talking to a room of… Continue reading Be Kind. Always.
I would never consider myself a creative or artistic person. Maybe that’s because I’m surrounded by people with tremendous artistic talent who create beautiful, tangible art that bring people tremendous joy. Although I admire and appreciate their abilities, it only makes me feel all that less creative and artistic. Doug is an incredible landscape and… Continue reading Not-So-Quiet Minds
1. Tell me about a time when running helped you work through a problem. How did you feel in that moment? Most of my life, I’ve been afraid. Afraid of challenge, afraid of hurting, afraid of failing. The thought of being uncomfortable or of failing was paralyzing, and I never allowed myself the opportunity to… Continue reading Humans of Hoka
Welcome 2018!! I know there’s nothing magical about January 1, but who doesn’t love a fresh start! 2017 was a rollercoaster of a year. Highs and lows and everything in between. Probably the biggest influence on my year, on our year, has been Doug’s health. What started with going to the doctor in October… Continue reading 2017-Don’t Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out…
Not once, twice, or three times. Many times, I’ve been told that I’m a social media junkie. It’s true. On Facebook, I post personal photos, tell funny stories, document my marathon training, tell jokes, share videos, even re-post a meme or two 🙂 Several posts a day! I also post photos on Instagram, mostly of… Continue reading Online Extrovert, Offline Introvert