Month: April 2014

Safe and Sound

When I was a little girl, I had a blanket.  I think I had two, actually, but one disappeared along the way to childhood.  It was a soft pink flannel baby blanket – nothing special.  I loved the way it felt, and I liked to suck on a spot around the edge until it was nice and wet, and then I’d rub it against … Read More Safe and Sound

Because I’m Happy

My heart feels like it’s going to jump right out of my chest and my watering eyes feel warm and wet.  The universe just keeps stuffing me with more joy than my heart can hold. When I dreamed of being happy, as a little girl and as an adult, I never could have fathomed the depths that Love could reach inside of me – … Read More Because I’m Happy

Tick-Tock

It’s race week, and it started off with an incident-free Boston Marathon.  I wasn’t upset not to be there, but of course it brings up all the ghosts of last year’s attempt to qualify, which ended with an ambulance ride to the finish line.  I sure don’t want to do that again. I’m still fine-tuning my strategy.  I will not be shooting for a … Read More Tick-Tock

Let it be Love

Easter Sunday.   I started the day with an 8-mile slow run through the Spring countryside with turned fields and blossoms galore.  The local apple orchard presented its annual plethora of yellow daffodils that line the streets like a crowd waiting for an Easter parade.  Clumps of forsythia scattered throughout the farm added to the sea of bright yellow happiness.  The scents of hyacinths … Read More Let it be Love

All In

Small bets aren’t too uncomfortable.  It’s not hard to sacrifice a chip or two when you’re hoarding the rest of the pile.  But the payoff is small, too. When you have a larger investment, you start to pay attention.  You might feel anxious or your stomach might get tight while you wait to see what happens next.  It’s nerve-wracking, and if you lose, it … Read More All In

Just a Dream

It’s always hard to come down from a beautiful dream, especially when you really just want to live there happily ever after.  Thank goodness my reality is pretty dreamy. Every time I dream it, I fall in love all over again – more deeply and more wonderfully than before.  It’s a beautiful life that floats on clouds and has a fuzzy filter that softens … Read More Just a Dream

Life After Death

Yesterday’s 20-mile run both invigorated me and squeezed out every ounce of energy I had.  I lived and died in those 3 1/2 hours. The first 13 miles were golden.  My legs flew faster than they should have, but I allowed it because of the freedom and confidence it brought to my soul.  I am ready to face this race.  I was lit up … Read More Life After Death

Quickie

Today was a very good day.   I slept in, after dreaming about running this morning’s 5k and forgetting it was a race.  I then raced the real race and I was pretty happy with the results.   Some primping appointments and one-on-one time with a couple of the kids, and today felt like it was a week long.  Now here I am, snuggled … Read More Quickie