10 years ago this month, I was newly separated. My husband had moved out in January, and while I was very sad that my marriage was ending, I was relieved too. The previous year had been a constant struggle, like I was carrying one end of a heavy piece of furniture up a flight of […]
I like the idea of setting a word for the year. I first heard of this concept on podcasts I listen to regularly, including the Sarah R. Bagley podcast, and the #amwriting podcast. But lots of people do this now (if you Google “setting a word for the year,” you’ll find many blog […]
It’s no secret that I’m not a huge fan of running in the cold. But, seeing as I did very little running this fall and that I’ve registered to run a half marathon in May, I need to start to build my base back up and I can’t wait until spring to do […]
I ran a race this weekend, a 5k.
I was about to write “just a 5k” and stopped myself.
I first started running almost 10 years ago, when I was going through my divorce. I had met a girl named Kim through another friend of mine, and Kim was part of a running group in […]
I got a pair of trail shoes for my birthday. They’re pretty tough looking – black with a few purple accents and rugged soles that look like they can take on anything. I wanted them because I do a lot of my running on the C&O canal path, which is flat but covered in stones […]
Nothing like an almost three-month belated birthday letter. But I finally finished Isabelle’s fourth letter. And she can’t read yet, so she won’t know it’s so late!
Happy birthday, my darling girl!
Wow, you are four! I’m going to start this letter with a story from your fourth year, mostly because it is funny […]
We just returned from a weeklong vacation near Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, where we rented a lovely house nestled off a rocky trail partway up a mountain.
A few days into our stay, Tim decided that he was going to run down and back up the mountain – a round trip of about a […]
Happy birthday, my sweet boy!
How are you two? Until recently, I still thought of you as a baby. But then I’d see an actual baby at daycare or the grocery store, snuggled in blankets in an infant seat, and I’d realize you haven’t been a baby for quite a while. You are a little […]
2017 is a big year for me. It’s the first year since 2012 that hasn’t started with me either pregnant or nursing. My babies are 3.5 and almost 2, and life is getting a little easier and more manageable. I actually sleep occasionally, and I have (a little) time to work on my own stuff […]
First post in over a year! Go me! I’m a blogging machine! Well, to be fair, we have been a little busy – new house, new baby and lots of other things. But I’m gradually finding a little bit of time and energy for my passions – running and writing – again. Of course, I’ll totally […]
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