Yamacraw 20K | You have to be brave somewhere

Heading into this weekend, I was stepping into and out of my comfort zone all at once. Trees and the mountains have always been my true love. Running is a close second. Heading towards the mountains for a trail race felt as natural as raising my children. As we made our way west, it dawnedContinue reading “Yamacraw 20K | You have to be brave somewhere”

Magical Maine

What if there are no rain clouds? What if there is only sunshine?  A very good friend said this to me as we discussed sharing our joy! I have no problem exposing my weakness, sharing my heartache, and exploring my failures. Sharing my success is hard. Existing in a place of joy doesn’t always seemContinue reading “Magical Maine”

Freedom mixed with Fatigue 

“& often the result of daring greatly isn’t a victory march as much as it is a quiet sense of freedom mixed with a little fatigue.” ~Brene Brown It’s been a month sense I’ve felt the pull to write words of my own for myself. My brain has been full. My heart has been full.Continue reading “Freedom mixed with Fatigue “

I Choose Joy. 

“And Martha said, ‘Honey. It’s true that God teaches us through pain. But it is also true that God tries to teach us through joy first. You can keep choosing heartbreak and pain, Glennon. But you can also choose joy. God can use that choice too. And I actually believe that God prefers to useContinue reading “I Choose Joy. “

Spiral

I didn’t run last weekend. Not one single mile. I was exhausted, achy, and mentally shut down. I slept all day Sunday. I knew Monday would be a fresh start. I’d ease back into a big training week. Tuesday and Wednesday my runs felt great. Thursday I fell apart.  Tuesday: 7 sunrise miles, 9:23 paceContinue reading “Spiral”