Month: June 2011

Magic Shoes

“That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little run. I ran to the end of the road, and when I got there, I thought maybe I’d run to the end of town. And when I got there, I thought maybe I’d just run across Greenbow County. Now I figured since I’d run this far, maybe I’d just run across … Read More Magic Shoes

This is Your Today

This is Your Todayby Benjamin Myers This is your today, tomorrow stays the sameBut in the distant future, hope is on displayDo you feel the shame, who else could you blameThe only thing that matters, is how you walk away But the fog will clear as the sun appearsBelieve me, my friendYes the fog will clear as the sun appearsRemoving the pain of today … Read More This is Your Today

A Serendipitous Universe

I can’t always tell when stars are lining up quietly around me to present me with a gift – a lesson, a bit of happiness, or exhilarating joy. But this time it’s simply unmistakable. Shortly after my half marathon in May, I was browsing in a bookstore, waiting on my children, and my eyes focused on a book called Running on Empty, by Marshall … Read More A Serendipitous Universe


Before I decided to do the Marine Corps Historic Half last month, I had already registered for the Marine Corps Marathon this upcoming October. The half was just a practice run to get acquainted with the whole distance-racing process and ambience. I’ve never done anything quite like this before in my life. The running statistic is that only .1 to 2% of the world’s … Read More Oorah!

Ode to the Eighth Mile

The Universe created the weather today with runners in mind. It was ideal, with overcast skies, a coolish breeze and “just right” temperatures. I had 10 on my schedule, so I tweaked a 5-miler by adding a new loop and set off, armed with diluted Gatorade and organic energy chews. I got so lost in the run, I hardly noticed the extra baggage. The … Read More Ode to the Eighth Mile