Number Fifteen

It’s only been five weeks since my last race. The app I use for training didn’t have a five week half marathon training plan (go figure), so I used a 10k plan to help keep me moving for the race this morning. I’m not sure it was the best plan, but I just needed to … More Number Fifteen

Battling My Giant

Yesterday I listened to a sermon about David and Goliath. Referencing Malcolm Gladwell’s book, the pastor shared that the way to defeat a “giant” is to admit your weakness, then find an unconventional solution to take down the giant. In David’s case, he admitted that he couldn’t bear the weight (both literally and figuratively) of … More Battling My Giant

A Beautiful Life

While talking with my colleague the topic of grief came up. She mentioned how a mutual acquaintance once said something to the effect of, “one grief story is one grief story.” In other words, no two are alike. I agree, but it also highlights the loneliness of grief. No one, anywhere, can understand exactly what … More A Beautiful Life

One month

A month from today I’ll be in Madrid! It’s hard to believe the time is almost here. This morning Denali and I went out for a prep walk. Although it’s not completely packed yet, I tried to get in most of what I’ll be taking into my backpack before we left. It was about 9 … More One month


From an early age most of us are asked the question: what do you want to be when you grow up? The implication (and pressure!) from this question is that you need to “be” something when you grow up, that whoever or whatever you are right now isn’t the point. The point is what you … More Purpose


I’ve had this post in my mind for over a week now. That’s kind of how these start. Something happens that triggers me to start “writing” in my head – if I can’t get to the computer right away, I will “write” for a few days. Once I make the time, I sit down and … More Mismatched


About a month ago I started sneezing. I thought it was allergies, but I soon realized it was probably a cold. A week later the coughing started and while I was visiting my family in Tennessee I realized I needed to see a doctor. I was diagnosed with bronchitis and sent home with a steroid … More Returning