How do you dream?

How do you dream?

I dream in goals, it is how I am wired. I don’t remember my first big goal, but I do remember my the first goal that started a process that has kept me dreaming through that past 9 years. Tyler, then 9 years old, has recently discovered running. I WAS NOT a...
Unexpected Blessings

Unexpected Blessings

I have teenaged children (Tyler – 18 and Melissa – 16).  When they were young, I read somewhere that hugs should be at least 20 seconds long for maximum benefit.  Most of their lives we made that a “thing.” As they have gotten older and life...
I AM a Morning Person…

I AM a Morning Person…

Seriously, I am.  I forgot that for a little bit.  Actually, I thought I didn’t want to be a morning person… As a high school teacher, I had to be at school by 7 something in the morning.  As a triathlete, that meant I had to be at the gym at an even worse...
Sharing Gifts…

Sharing Gifts…

At bible study a few weeks back, we were challenged to think about what gifts God has given us. I jokingly said under my breathe… is facebooking a gift? The following week we were challenged to share our gifts of talent. I was left with the lingering question,...

Its OK to have a pity party…

…Just don’t live there! I know that is not exactly the quote, but it is close enough to be meaningful to me.  I am having a pity party, and have been for far too long.  I have not “lived there”!  I have talked myself into good days here and...

The JUSTs and the SHOULDs

  There are two words that creep in to my negative self-talk that make my skin crawl… JUST and SHOULD. For example… Why don’t you JUST eat better.  You SHOULD be running a 9 minute mile, easily.  JUST get into a routine.  You...