A Special Virtual Marathon

I struggle with what I want to share this week. I feel like this post could go in so many directions. Is it about another virtual marathon? Is it about my 17th consecutive Marine Corps Marathon (MCM)? Should I write about it being my 40th marathon? Maybe I’ll just touch on all three, because ifContinue reading “A Special Virtual Marathon”

Lighthearted in Okinawa

If you read my blog last week, it was based on the premise that “You don’t have to travel the world to know the world.” I had finally come to the realization that a trip to see my family is simply not in the cards this year. That realization was heart-breaking. If you don’t knowContinue reading “Lighthearted in Okinawa”

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”

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”

Comparison

Marathon Training Month 1 and Thoughts on Comparison Do you ever put things off when you have TOO much time on your hands? Well, I am currently guilty of that. I live in Okinawa, Japan, and we are under serious restrictions because of Covid cases on island. This means that I have had PLENTY OFContinue reading “Comparison”

Running vs Training

Yes, there is a difference. I have been a runner most of my adult life. I have been an endurance runner for about eighteen years. I have run in thirty-eight marathons, and I have intentionally trained for about a third of them. Running…oh the joy of running. I have built relationships, have explored new areas,Continue reading “Running vs Training”

Questions

Do they really matter??? Do you ever wonder about the quality of the questions you are asking yourself and where those questions are leading you? My tendency is not a Questioner. I am an Obligor.* However, I have begun to realize that as I ask myself better questions, I get better results. I don’t meanContinue reading “Questions”