Wherever You Go, There You Are.

“You don’t have to travel the world to know the world.” “You don’t have to travel the world to know the world.” This is such a ZEN/Buddhist way of thinking, and as much as I wished I could live a more “zen” lifestyle, I am neither zen, nor am I Buddhist. The thought of “knowingContinue reading “Wherever You Go, There You Are.”

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This time last year, I was in Malaysia. Actually, as I publish this, it was last week of last year, but the actual dates don’t really matter, do they? It is wild to think that just a year ago, I could hop on a plane with several friends, and we could just go to Malaysia.Continue reading “Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia”

My First Marathon

A good friend of mine recently finished her first marathon, and it was such a treat to cheer her on, to watch her grow through the training process, and to be reminded of my first marathon. It was 2004. We were living in Washington DC, and my husband was stationed at the Pentagon. My brotherContinue reading “My First Marathon”

Virtual Marathon Race Recap

It is fortunate that I am writing this with a couple of days to reflect instead of right after I completed my 39th Marathon. One of the things that I love about endurance sports, and especially the marathon, is that it can be one of the most humbling experiences you can have. If you don’tContinue reading “Virtual Marathon Race Recap”

Typhoon Prep

I recently asked a fellow-blogger what I should do because I can’t seem to find enough interesting content to keep up with my blog on a weekly basis. Her response was that I should write about life in Okinawa. It could be related to being a military spouse, running in Japan, or working overseas. LittleContinue reading “Typhoon Prep”

Numbers – Goals & Value

This is a tricky subject for me to write about because I am goal-driven, and numbers are typically used as benchmarks to reach or define a goal. I like goals. They give us something to strive for, something to look forward to, and are a great way to push ourselves to the next level ofContinue reading “Numbers – Goals & Value”

Complete Commitment

A friend recently asked me if I would share some advice to people who are either new to running or who are exploring the sport of running. The first thing that came to my mind was “tell them to look up Couch-to-5K (C25K). It is hands-down the best program I have ever seen. You canContinue reading “Complete Commitment”