Ten Things I Learned (or Had Reinforced) in 2014

December 14, 2014 at 8:36 am

Last December, I read the Editor’s Letter in Women’s Running magazine which suggested before making resolutions, you should take stock of the past year, see what progress you have made and how far you have come. Great idea! Here is my 2013 post. I liked this exercise so much, I decided to do it again this year! Here are some of my learnings from 2014: 1. When at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.…

Currently… Birthday and Holidays Edition

December 7, 2014 at 8:07 am
An awesome birthday card sentiment - perfect for the season and times!

Currently…  A post on “things of the moment” for me (#6). [Inspired by Marcia and other bloggers.] State of things: I am having trouble believing that I just turned 43. Where does the time go? I still feel young. That is my story and I am sticking with it. The fall flew by and I am still enjoying my new job and travels. We celebrated the husband’s 40th with a great party. I completed my 15th…

Take a Chance

December 4, 2014 at 5:41 am

I have been known to strike up conversations… with strangers… often at or in races. One of my (now) dear friends once yelled at me and a friend after a race, “If you two would ever STOP TALKING, you could run so much faster.” I met another dear friend on a subway platform in Brooklyn on the way to a race. Maybe this is why I was so taken by Stephanie Bruce’s post on the…

Giving Thanks and Lending a Hand

November 27, 2014 at 7:59 am
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I talk a lot about being grateful on the blog. I am sometimes overwhelmed with all that is good in my life and I know that not everyone is able to say the same thing. I try to show my appreciation and share the wealth. I looked back at my post from last year and it still holds true. Last year, I said, I could spend days writing about all that I am grateful for…