Busyness is a form of people pleasing, and people pleasing is a coping strategy. If I can't feel good about myself from the inside, then I make sure to get as much external validation as possible. The more I say yes, the harder I work, the more validation I receive which, because of how I … Continue reading When ‘no’ means ‘yes’
How are your New Year's goals and resolutions going? Did you make any? I haven't made them since probably around 2013 when I resolved to make the bed every day. I have to say, it's stuck and I still make the bed five out of seven days. Instead of resolutions, I try to stick with … Continue reading Just Say No, AKA the Year 2020
I'm finally feeling like myself again. It's taken a shit-ton of work. Physical work. Mental work. Emotional work. Hours of therapy. Hours of running. Of listening and meditating on music that feeds my soul. Of advocating for myself and my physical health. Recently I've been reconnecting with the Elizabeth that's down deep inside, the girl … Continue reading I think mini backpacks are cool and I don’t care who knows it.
Yesterday's 10 mile run in Chestertown was hot, humid, slightly hilly, beautiful, and HARD. I've been dealing with plantar fasciitis for at least six months. I think I had the beginnings of it going into the Philly Marathon in November and didn't let it rest after that. After months of alternately treating it and trying … Continue reading Questioning my (running) decisions
I updated my races for this year and man, looks like I'll be busy racing all over Delmarva (local name for the Delaware-Maryland-Virginia peninsula). I am not running any full-length marathons this year. My goal was to be half-ready at any point in time, and I'm almost there. Truth be told, my training for the … Continue reading It’ll be a busy running year
I'm reading another book about death, called Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death. Even in 2018 it amazes me how little Americans talk about this complex something that ails every single human and living thing on the planet. Naturally when I think of the word life I also think … Continue reading Life
I'm sore today. As if I just raced hard yesterday. The kind of sore that comes after an almost-half-marathon distance race. I ran the Charles Street 12 Miler through Baltimore, Maryland. Mileage: 12 miles Average pace: 10:52 (per watch); 10:59 (per chip time) Elevation gain: 549 feet Calories burned: 1,849 Steps: 20,542 I've been out … Continue reading Running to B’More