Category Archives: Inspiration

“Coming to My Senses”

No, not me. Not gonna happen. Hahaha

I watch the movie on Netflix day before yesterday and watched it again yesterday.

Its about Aaron Baker.

what’s so good about today?

I woke up. I breathed. I walked across the room. Those are “good” things.

I am “Grateful”

One step at a time, heading My West!

a word from Eric Liddell

From Eric Liddell . . . . . “You came to see a race today. To see someone win. It happened to be me. But I want you to do more than just watch a race. I want you to take part in it. I want to compare faith to running in a race. It’s hard. It requires concentration of will, energy of soul. You experience elation when the winner breaks the tape – especially if you’ve got a bet on it. But how long does that last? You go home. Maybe your dinner’s burnt. Maybe you haven’t got a job. So who am I to say, “Believe, have faith,” in the face of life’s realities? I would like to give you something more permanent, but I can only point the way. I have no formula for winning the race. Everyone runs in her own way, or his own way. And where does the power come from, to see the race to its end? From within. Jesus said, “Behold, the Kingdom of God is within you. If with all your hearts, you truly seek me, you shall ever surely find me.” If you commit yourself to the love of Christ, then that is how you run a straight race.”

Chariots of Fire!

a quote about walking

Makes sense to me

a Bible verse

“Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.” Proverbs 4: 25-26

August 17, 2018 blog post

The 7.43 miles today brings my total on foot milage for 2018 to 1,170.

running in the dirt in New Mexico

In 2013, while pushing the stroller towards Santa Rosa, New Mexico, I saw a runner coming up the hill towards me. We were on a service road. He didn’t look much younger than me, but he was leaner and had a pace I never had, and he was climbing. He stopped, turned South, and went to a fence. He was about to go through it and he saw me. He came over and we chatted. I thought he might have been of Mexican descent, but he said he was a Spaniard. He was very kind, respectful and thought what I was doing was amazing. He gave me a quick hug, told me to watch out for dinosaurs, and said he better get going, that it was 15 miles to his home. He went back to the place in the fence, went in between two pieces of wire, and started running South in the dirt. I was on a ridge, and I thought his pace was extra-ordinary. I stood there and watched until the little dot disappeared.

Those were really some very good times and I miss those times.

about “Mental Toughness”

I saw this on Twitter a few minutes ago on Ian Kremer’s time line

an update on a goal

Towards the end of December, in 2017, a goal was set by me. The goal was to be on foot 1200 miles during the year of 2018. The year prior to that I recorded 710 miles, my lowest in many years.

Today is Wednesday August 1st and my on foot milage is 1069. That leaves 131 miles to do in about 5 months.

Goals seem to add a little bit of excitement to my life, and this particular type goal helps me remain healthy.

Marathon or the little guys

More than once I’ve read the blogs of women runners, new to the sport, that had a couple of beautiful children at home and the realization that a marathon might be in the future for mom.

I enjoy reading these blogs and having an idea what having kids, a job, a dog, friends, family and lots of other stuff, feel sure she’s gonna need to do a lot of thinking. It seems that most of them follow a similar script.

Long story short, most end up putting their children first and they write about it as if they are perfectly okay with their decision.