I think I underestimated the effect that reading so much would have on me. I forgot how a book can climb its way into your soul, into the very threads which weave you together. Upending your memories, thoughts, feelings, relationships. Turning over new stones of discovery and wrecking you in the very best way in … Continue reading Creativity for creativity’s sake
Physics was not my best class. Here I was, senior year of high school, vying for the "Seven-Semester High Honors" title I would share with many of my classmates. Our grades weren't weighted, but I'd be damned if I got either that honor or valedictorian (something I shared with 20 of my classmates) without going … Continue reading Equal and opposite reaction
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
My first race in Maryland is complete. Done. Over. And boy, are my legs feeling it. After we moved, I had my sights set on completing a half marathon. 13.1 miles is actually not my go-to distance. I ran a marathon before I ever ran a half. The distance of 13.1 is deceiving, at least … Continue reading Beautiful Pain: Maryland Half Marathon Report
I'm less than two weeks away from racing the Maryland Half Marathon. I haven't officially trained (well) for a race since the Transmountain Challenge Half Marathon in October 2013. For the past two years, I took it easy with running and exercising, and depression and busyness prevented me from keeping up well with working out … Continue reading Foundation = Built
The past three weeks have been a blur. They've been a mix of grief, celebration, family time, traveling, sightseeing, and lots of time on a plane. First, I went to Illinois for my grandmother's funeral, which I posted about. Then, I came home to a full house with Aaron's brother and his family, who flew … Continue reading Home from my US tour
In my Bible I used to have several mustard seeds folded into a little piece of wax paper, as a reminder of the verse where Jesus talks about how our faith can be as tiny as a mustard seed. It was a good reminder after awhile when I opened my Bible, but I ended up being … Continue reading March 3 | Seeds
I haven't posted here about my running in a really long time. I've posted about running getting me through infertility, but I think this was the last real post about training. We (my husband and I) had signed up for the IMS Arizona Marathon because it was super cheap, and relatively close to where we … Continue reading Running update.