Category Archives: Running

My fourteeners … 14 summits for ’14

Mountaineers celebrate bagging summits, and in the U.S. climbers have a particular affinity for peaks over 14,000 feet. This image is resonating for me this morning, as I contemplate the year ahead. I know 2014 will bring both peaks and … Continue reading

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Rehab: body, spirit, mind, heart

I was a grateful runner. When a run was particularly sweet, or it had been a while, I gave thanks for my legs and lungs and every part of my body that made that movement possible. I knew it could … Continue reading

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Grateful for this (out) body …

Days with breathing space in them are days I want to be in motion: running, dancing, biking, kayaking, or even just picking up pinecones to fuel our next fire. Running is a still-astonishing joy, one of the many sideways gifts … Continue reading

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Fall into grace

Fall’s first chill swept across the south last night; the news from my friends in Texas is the same as in my own backyard. The mercury fell as the night slipped by. The season promised by the early-turning dogwoods is … Continue reading

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Our triathlon: Ramblin’ Rose and the road ahead

“Dagnabbit!” That was my half-exasperated, half-fearful reaction when my bike pedals suddenly started free-wheeling like hamsters at spin class. At the bottom of a steep hill, the chain had just come off its sprockets. (Note to self; stop putting off … Continue reading

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Lenten journal: feeling fifty

Tomorrow is not only a day deeper into Holy Week, but a bit of a milestone day in the life: I’ll turn 50, in real round numbers. A couple of people who love me have asked good-naturedly, “How’s fifty feel?” … Continue reading

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A real “brick”: trying to tri

One of the things that helped me through my recent cataract surgery was the thought of jumping out of a swimming pool and onto a bike, with no need to worry about the implications for my contact lenses. Climb out … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Starting and Stopping – #RunRevRun

Guest Post: Starting and Stopping – #RunRevRun. Yep, that’s me, guest-posting at RunRevRun … check it out!

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