Yesterday's therapy appointment was illuminating. I nearly didn't go because I have a shitty cold, one where I am prone to coughing fits and losing my voice. I generally get one like this once a year, and apparently now is the time. So anyway, I drug my carcass in and as usual, I'm glad I … Continue reading my team of champions
"WILD GEESE" by Mary Oliver You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about your despair, yours, and I will tell you … Continue reading Wild Geese
"GO TO THE LIMITS OF YOUR LONGING" BY RAINER MARIA RILKE translation by Joanna Macy + Anita Barrows God speaks to each of us as he makes us, then walks with us silently out of the night. These are the words we dimly hear: You, sent out beyond your recall, go to the limits of … Continue reading Rilke, from this morning’s therapy sesh
So this is my new mantra. It applies to my running, it applies to my masters (soooo very close to done), it applies to coming to Oregon, so many things. Tonight I was able to get started again. Slow for me, but still, a good 5K. And I'm back.
Intense pleasure at the forecast for cool, cloudy, and possibly rainy weather. The truly awesome expo, and being there with the person who inspired me to start this beautiful madness. The Max, packed with other marathoners, and feeling pride in the way Trimet assisted racers. Our first approach to the waterfront, and being amongst the … Continue reading Things I Want to Remember: Portland RnR Half Marathon 2013
The surprise of nerves, worry about being last. I only had three safety pins, so one corner of my bib flapped in the breeze. The police officer at the almost halfway point who said, "You're doing great, keeping a good pace!" Looking back and realizing I was far from being last. The two women ahead … Continue reading Things I Want to Remember: Cinco de Mayo 10K 2013
It's been almost two weeks since I last posted, and it feels like two months. Boston. That happened. And I wanted to write about it, but I ran instead. I found Tualatin Hills Nature Park and fell in love with the trails. I wogged there two weekends in a row and will likely make this … Continue reading So Much to Say
There is not enough love in the world for this blog post. If I could make this a t-shirt, I would: "Healthy eating and exercise to live long and have a powerful body actually have nothing to do with appearance. They may, coincidentally, have an effect on my appearance, such as weight loss or gaining … Continue reading Dear Media…
I mean, there's no big secret in that. I like food and every time I try to cut certain foods out of my repertoire, it just leads to obsession, pain and ultimately abandonment of the banishment, which circles into self-loathing, recrimination and a host of other bad things. Strictly counting calories does the same thing. … Continue reading I like to eat!
I've pledged to walk my first half marathon. I pledged it to myself because when I have attempted this kind of training in the past, I've quickly gotten sore - too sore to run, and I give up. I pledged it because I'm more likely to do this if it isn't incredibly painful. And I … Continue reading Insidious