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
Today's word is water. After living it the desert for almost 5 years, water has become a welcome sight. We can see the wide, slow moving Susquehanna from our house, and the Bay isn't much farther. I'm always reminded of how much civilization has relied on water for survival. In the desert, abundant water can … Continue reading Water
I wanted to post this on Facebook, but it got too long... so here it is. My emotions are running high this week (and today I'm hopped up on Sudafed, because of course I would get sick this week), but you can be assured that I mean every word. As this deployment comes to a … Continue reading Thank you.
During my running in central Illinois, I had some great ideas for blogs. And then I forgot them. Maybe the extensive sunshine and 60-degree highs I came back to in Texas have something to do with it. I had a great visit home. For the first time I just took things one day at a … Continue reading
The anatomy of a solo long run
Earlier this week I was considering dropping to the half from the full. I wondered if maybe I was burned out and should keep running but do less mileage. Then I thought about how far I've come since June with a new 5K PR (26:49) and a long run pace that sometimes has me wondering … Continue reading The anatomy of a solo long run
A Very Beth Thanksgiving
As I reflect on the Thanksgivings I've had since getting married in 2008, I've realized that we've had exactly one tradition: no tradition. And I kind of like it. Thanksgiving 2008: I honestly don't remember what we did, but I know we (my husband and I) spent it with our families. This was pre-layoff, pre-Army, … Continue reading A Very Beth Thanksgiving
Run When: Transmountain Challenge recap.
Run when you haven't trained in awhile. When I signed up for the Transmountain training group, I was more hopeful than nervous that it would help push me over the mountain. Aaron had just left and I needed something to keep me accountable, especially for long runs. Every long run was hilly except for when … Continue reading Run When: Transmountain Challenge recap.
Tail end of summer
This summer flew by so fast. Tomorrow is three months down in this deployment, and that couldn't make me happier. I set out in the middle of May to kick butt in my class (check), do well with my research assistantship (check) and lesson plan for the fall (nope!). In May Leah and Benjamin came … Continue reading Tail end of summer
A new kind of separation
We're almost a week down in Deployment 2013-2014. I have this nifty little thing lovingly called a "Donut of Misery", and right now mine looks like this: Lovely, right? Whew. 2%. We may or may not be a little farther into this than what this says, but we don't know exactly how long he'll be … Continue reading A new kind of separation
A mild setback
So, I kinda sorta thought I would run the New Mexico Texas Challenge Half or Full.. I think it's gonna be the half. I ran a couple times this week, but as soon as I stepped off to run yesterday morning, my right knee was hurting. Not a 10 on the infamous "pain scale", but … Continue reading A mild setback
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