here & now

“I hope you will go out and let stories, that is life, happen to you, and that you will work with these stories… water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom.”   -Clarissa Pinkola Estes I’ve shied away from this blog for a while.  The summer … More here & now

off trail

“Midlife: when the Universe grabs your shoulders and tells you: “I’m not f-ing around, use the gifts you were given.” – Brene Brown I started this blog 3 years ago with the primary intention of documenting my journey through training for my first 100 mile race and all the life-juggling nuttiness that went into that endeavor.  … More off trail


I have a couple of very strange fears.  One of them is too weird to try to explain here but it is very real and very disturbing. To me. (You can google it: trypophobia) I cannot google it because of the images. *insert panic attack* IT IS HORRIBLE, YOU GUYS. My son likes to tease me … More tricks

me too

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou I have a teeny tiny little-girl voice. Even at my age, (45 big ones), I sound like a child.  I used to just cringe when I heard my recorded voice. Ugh, I sound so small and weak and whiney…I don’t even … More me too


I miss this writing thing!  One of my birthday promises to myself was to make more room for the things I love & long to do but don’t set aside time for.  Really, there are no excuses.  My excuses are so worn out and tired I can’t even bear to use them anymore. Also, THIS: “I’ve … More guts

righting the ship

My dad sent me this video the other day.  It documents climber Emily Harrington’s attempt at free climbing El Capitan in one push.  I’m not a rock climber and I’m not a runner/athlete who pretends to be anywhere near her caliber in any way shape or form.  What inspired me while watching the video was her … More righting the ship