Category Archives: Gratitude

Out of Balance – Gratitude 10/6

On Thursday evenings I lead a 1 hour stretch and prayer time at my church. It’s a helpful exercise for me because Thursday is usually a rest day (from running)…and the day after a hard track workout. This hour helps me to recover for Friday’s easy and Saturday’s long runs. I also include a bit […]
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Running Tip: Take It Easy (Well This is a Life Tip Too)

As I mentioned on my post about track the other day (Lessons from Last Night’s Track Workout), I missed the start on one of my splits because I was talking to another runner. This runner is new to the sport. And good for her, being at track already! I had been running for a few […]
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Growing Up Racist – #3

“So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” -Genesis 1:27 I love the first creation story in Genesis. I love the poetic way the writer describes order coming out of chaos. I love the way the early understanding of the world meant the […]
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Boston – Yes!

I already shared this on my Facebook page… I am officially running the Boston Marathon. I turn 55 in April of next year so my qualifying time was 4:10 so I had a 5:11 cushion. Yeah! That’s all for now. Except to say my first marathon was 5:51:02 on September 7, 2014…that’s some progress!

Quit when it’s hard? No Way!

Most of us have contemplated quitting something. Sometime our reasons are perfectly valid, but not always. I’ve been thinking about this topic, quitting, after my latest fall while hiking (read about it here: Overdoing It). I confess that while picking myself up, rinsing off the blood, and brushing all the dirt off my clothing I thought […]
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Tears and Gratitude

A few years ago our church had a series during Lent with the theme of “who are our neighbors?” We invited various people from the community to come and speak. The goal was to help our members begin to understand neighbors that they may not know. One of these weeks we invited two young women […]
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Hmmm that surprised me – Gratitude 8/28

I confess that I’m a fan of Game of Thrones. I started watching the series when it was in season 3, which was nice because I was able to catch up to all the back episodes. Once caught up I read all the books. The show is engaging enough that I’m always surprised when the […]
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Saturday – Gratitude 8/26

It’s Saturday, so its long run day. We ran along the Ventura River today, a 10 mile up and back down. The workout was 2 miles easy, 3 miles at half marathon pace, 1 mile easy, 3 miles at half marathon pace, and the last mile easy. I think this was the hardest effort I’ve […]
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Concentration – Training on Trails

I crazily signed up for a 50k that will be on a local trail December 2nd. While the race is more than three months away (and I have a marathon in October), I realize it will be here soon. Will I be ready? I am confident I will be able to do it, but I […]
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Growing up racist – #1

“for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.” (Romans 11:29) I’m writing today to my white skinned sisters and brothers… Racism is the great challenge facing our country today (and yesterday and the day before that). Because most of us, being white, don’t usually experience the outright racism that we’ve seen in our […]
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