Today’s run broke me. It didn’t break me physically, but it exposed my already broken heart. My father-in-law started hospice care today. I still can’t come to terms with the loss my aunt. Let yourself be gutted. Let it open you up. Start here. ~ Cheryl Strayed I was drawn to the trails today. IContinue reading “Gutted”


When Cole returned from his dad’s house on January 2, he brought with him a fever and the flu. As soon as Cole was healthy, Chet rapidly started to decline. Although he didn’t test positive for anything, he had a fever for days. He stayed in my arms from Sunday through Wednesday. As Chet’s healthContinue reading “Mending”

A 13 Mile Treat

Week nine of marathon training was a fall back week – Only 13 miles were on my training plan. It was a treat. After 16 last weekend, my body was looking for a comfortable run. It wanted 13 easy miles. (and I’m still seriously baffled that I’m finally into the stretch of my training wereContinue reading “A 13 Mile Treat”

A Half-Marathon plus a 5k

Do not search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing, live your way into the answers ~ RainerContinue reading “A Half-Marathon plus a 5k”