Good Morning


Photo by Blake. Unfiltered.

Sunlight cuts through the mist, and so begins a new day.



I tell you I’m okay but, really, I’m not.

I’ve lost my tools, my motivation.

Where did they go? They were right here…a few months ago.

I’m in a slump.

I’ve broken promises I made to myself.

I’ve forgotten the importance of putting on the oxygen mask before assisting others with theirs.

Maybe I’m the one who needs assistance this time.





It Begins With A Scratch

Scratches on paper form letters.
Letters form words.
Words form ideas.
Ideas change the world.
– Kristin Tubb –

Many of my Facebook friends are participating in Thirty Days of Thankfulness – a challenge to celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving by posting something, every day this month, for which they are grateful.  The above sentiment was posted earlier this week by Kristin Tubb, fellow supporter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, brilliant author, and all around wonderful person (click her name and check out her website!).

Kristin’s post reminded me of something for which I’m thankful – writing.  I haven’t had made time for writing in quite awhile. It serves me much the same way running does; it is therapeutic, it is cleansing. And just as, in my own way, I am a runner, I am also a writer (feels weird to say that, but it’s true. Also, don’t judge me by my grammatical errors). 😉

I’ve missed writing and I want to get back into the routine of exercising that “muscle”. Besides, the only way to improve is through practice, right? I don’t expect that any idea I share on this blog will change the world, but if it plants a seed of inspiration for someone else… well, that’s a good thing. Thank you, Kristin, for the reminder and for the inspiration to get back to it!

Back Into The Groove

I ran my first half marathon (first anything, actually) this past April. When I decided to train for the half, I had no idea what a physical, emotional, and spiritual journey it would be. And though I was fairly convinced I wouldn’t do another half marathon before I crossed that finish line, I knew that I would continue to run for general fitness.

Since then, however, I can count on one hand the times I’ve strapped on the Nikes and the Garmin and gone for a jog. The excuses for not doing so are countless and,well, just excuses. I’ve had a terrible time holding myself accountable and this morning I decided enough is enough. Training for another half feels a bit overwhelming at this moment, so I’ve chosen to take a baby step and go for a small, obtainable goal. I have signed up for a 5K that will take place on December 8, 2012.

No more putzing around; it’s time to get back in the groove!

“Never promise more than you can perform.“-  Publilius Syrus

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