No words …

My today.

I watched Sid pack the last of her things for college.

I watched her load the car full of boxes.

Tomorrow we start the journey to San Francisco. This is an end and also a beginning. It is tied with more emotions than I think I have ever felt in my lifetime. Feelings that far exceed my ability to verbalize them. Perhaps one day, in retrospect, I will be able to write them all down … but for now, I’ll just stay blanketed in the emotions of these precious moments.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you have no words!!!


Pleasantly surprised …

Making good decisions comes easy for some and more difficult for others. I have learned not to expect that people will do what is right. I just keep my fingers crossed and see what happens.

Well, I hope you all had a day where you were pleasantly surprised!!!

Beach days and the betterment of mankind …

The day after every beach day we have my body is SO SORE. It makes no sense. All we do is veg out on the sand and play in the water. It’s relaxing not strenuous! Seriously, it hurts less to have run 16 miles the day before than it does having sat on my butt all day.


Maybe my body is revolting? Telling me it wants to go back! Maybe, if I spent every day, all day, FOREVER at the beach my body would be happy and not feel the need to kink and tense up. This really seems to warrant some research. Ya know … not just for me, but for science and humanity’s sake. I could be onto something here. The cure all for discomfort! The world clearly needs this information. It’s important. Yep. Totally. And I can be the test subject. I can travel to all the warmest beaches around the world, document my findings and report back diligently. Via email of course. You don’t need to thank me … really.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you are willing to sacrifice for the betterment of mankind!!!

Celebrating my hero …

Happy Birthday to my mom in Heaven! There will never be another person who can so profoundly influence my life. Even in her absence she continues to be my example of how to live a joyful life.

Well, I hope you all had a day where you celebrated your hero!!!

Happily waiting on my miracles …

I went to the orthopedist today and got the “Okay” to run again. I was so nervous waiting for them to read my x-rays I was on the verge of tears. But I got the best news I possibly could have and I couldn’t be more thankful.

Truthfully, it was a long shot that my bone would be healed enough to get out of the boot. I was in it just over three weeks. Usually a broken bone takes 8-10 weeks to heal, but for some reason I had some crazy amount of bone growth. So much so that they even asked what I had been doing to get this kind of healing. Honestly, the only thing I did differently was that I added turmeric to my daily supplements. Otherwise I just did a whole lot of hoping. I think we forget that our heart and souls have a lot to do with our healing. Our attitudes and our outlooks matter quite a bit more than we give them credit for. At least that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.

I know that I have a long way to go until race day. This was quite a setback, to say the least. But I am still in this thing. The Twin Cities Marathon may not be what I had hoped it would be, but if I have learned one thing in this life lesson, it’s this: sometimes what we hope for isn’t what we need at that very moment in our lives. That sometimes we have to trust that God and the Universe have set us on the right course; the path meant to fuel our passions and to ultimately help us live out our miracles.

I don’t know about you guys, but I think that my miracles are very much worth the wait.

Well, I hope you all had a day where you couldn’t be happier!!!