I am in a season of change. My job has changed and changed again, causing my income to flux in response. My schedule has changed and will change again in 2 days when my daughter’s school releases for the summer break. Being rather dependent upon external structure to provide my internal structure, a significant amount… Continue reading Diary of a Reluctant Runner: Why I Train
Today begins my 2nd week of pre-training for the St. Jude half-marathon in December. The first week had some interesting twists and turns, but overall I’m happy with how things went. Compared to last year, my approach and attitude toward this training cycle is totally different, and that shift in mindset has come from working… Continue reading Diary of a Reluctant Half-Marathoner: Managing Goals and Gators
The Garmin is charged, the half-marathon schedules are out, and My Fitness Pal has been downloaded. It’s training time! After such a great experience last year, I’m REALLY looking forward to running the St. Jude half-marathon again this year. It is officially 18 weeks away, which kind of makes my heart stop. Slow down life!… Continue reading It’s Training Time!
Hope is not a frail thing. It is solid...substantial. A core, thick and fiery, warming and energizing its host. Soul-center Life-giver Sustainer and reason to endure It is not flighty or fickle, prone to leaving a body in despair. It merely gets overlooked, unappreciated, buried under all the cares and concerns of a day. But… Continue reading A Prayerful Meditation for Hope
Sunday morning trip to Memphis Last weekend, May Lee and I took an impromptu trip to Memphis to buy a birthday present for my dad. It turned out to be a lovely little day trip. During the drive over, we listened to The Greatest Showman soundtrack, playing the song “The Other Side” over and over… Continue reading The Weekly Recap: R.I.P. Wonder Woman Mug
Who I Am as a School Parent This week as I was cleaning and going through a stack of papers, I came across May Lee’s final report card for the 1st time. I walked to the calendar hanging in the pantry (I still have paper calendars. I will defend this choice to the death) and… Continue reading The Weekly Recap: A Good Measure
My child has been begging to go camping. I have hesitated to take her, given her complete and unholy terror of flying insects and intense aversion to outdoor bathrooms. Reaching a compromise, we planned a backyard campout for the Memorial Day weekend. The day of the campout began with much needed yard maintenance to prepare… Continue reading Backyard Camping