Life is made up of hills, valleys, and plateaus. I’m here to share some of my successes and failures so that someone else’s journey maybe a little easier.
Before moving to Japan, the one place in the world that I wanted to go to was India. I wanted to see the Taj Mahal. I was obsessed! I followed the Taj Mahal hashtag on Instagram. I spent hours looking at pictures. I envisioned myself in one of those pictures, and then one day IContinue reading “Kumano Kodo”
For those of you who actually read the blog, please pardon the redundancy. For those of you who are new, here is the three sentence run-down. I tried to run the island of Okinawa last April, and my friend and I ran seventy miles from south to north. Last weekend I tried to run itContinue reading “I couldn’t do it.”
I am one of those people that is hesitant to talk about upcoming events with too much confidence or too much enthusiasm for fear that I could fail. The event could be a bust. I could make a fool out of myself, or maybe I just look like or sound like a fool because IContinue reading “Second Attempts”
We took a quick trip to Ie Island this past weekend, and once again, I was reminded of why I enjoy being there so much. We have been there several times, and any time of year, it’s a good time. From the Motobu port, the short ferry ride is about 30 minutes, and it isContinue reading “Iejima Island”
You probably know that I am runner, and I would say that I am a fairly experienced runner. I’m not fast, but I have consistently been running marathons for almost twenty years. I share this with you so that as you read this week’s runner’s tip, maybe you will take it with slightly more thanContinue reading “Running Tip – Segments”
I decided that I would write about this interesting concept of time, and when it was time to actually sit and write, I realized that it is a much bigger concept than I am capable of expressing, so bear with me as I attempt to share some basic thoughts about something that is not basicContinue reading “Time”
If you didn’t read last week’s blog, it may be worth a few minutes of your time because it gives some background and context to this week’s. I came from a very fun, very loving family. My parent’s loved each other and loved their kids. I can’t think of two people who would do moreContinue reading “Okinawa Travel Part 2”
I’m from Texas, and in case you didn’t know: TEAXS IS BIG. If you haven’t driven across it, it’s hard to comprehend how BIG it actually is. I used to tell people that it is SO big that you can get from Beaumont, TX to the Atlantic Ocean faster than you can get from ElContinue reading “Okinawa Travel Part 1”
Someone asked me in November if I was still writing my blog. It took me a minute. Then I was able to verbalize something that I had known but had yet to admit. After losing our dog, Gus, I didn’t want to write anymore. Writing had been fun, therapeutic, and I loved the process ofContinue reading “My Personal 2021 in Review”
If I put off this post for too long, I’ll move on and won’t write about it. Marine Corps Marathon created a 50K a couple of years ago. I wasn’t interested in running it because I had planned to run the marathon, and in a real-life event, you can’t run both on the same day,Continue reading “The Trifecta”
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