Month: March 2011

Thanks for Making Me a Fighter

“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” (Christopher Robin to Pooh) – A.A. Milne Spring is still teasing us around here. Bright sunny days beckon us to play outdoors, but the brisk temperature demands a warm coat – not very Spring-like. Saturday I decided to do a long run, despite the … Read More Thanks for Making Me a Fighter

Run Away

I’ve crossed a line with my running routine. I’ve discovered exciting, scary new territory with my distance, endurance, and state of mind. And it’s exhilarating. I never dreamed I could run 8.25 miles on a Thursday afternoon in the cold and not be dead shortly after. Not only was I still breathing – I felt absolutely incredible. My body seemed grateful, not resentful. My … Read More Run Away

Time Takes Time

They told me it takes time to heal from a divorce and an abusive relationship; they told me it may take years. Five and a half years have passed since I sat before a judge who ruled on the dissolution of my marriage after an eloquent speech about the gravity of it all. My divorce brought enormous amounts of pain, anger, and sadness. It … Read More Time Takes Time

Fear Less

Maybe Forrest Gump’s decision to put his past behind him by running coast to coast until he was done was brilliant, after all. I have a goal to run 500 miles in 2011. (That doesn’t count any walking. I’m only counting running miles.) I’m pretty far behind schedule between my health and the weather. Today I did my longest run ever – 7.1 miles. … Read More Fear Less

Up in Smoke

Anger is good. Anger is like fire – it’s cleansing. ~ Tyler Perry Tyler Perry was on Oprah today, discussing his abusive childhood. He moves me. His movies stir me. His soul is connected with Love and Truth. This afternoon, he said something like this: The strength you have when you take [the abuse], is the same strength you need to let it go. … Read More Up in Smoke