My Body is Going Rogue

I turned 52 four months ago and my body is staging a coup.

It reached a crescendo last week. I realized that my normally favorite bra was suddenly irritating the tar out of me and constantly needing readjusted. It wasn't too old and it wasn't stretched out and it was fine probably the day before. I figured I must have gained 10 pounds over night. But then the suddenly

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Making Peace With Myself

Making Peace With Myself

It was Christmas Eve and there were probably hundreds of people around but I don't remember anyone else. I was kneeling. The room was dimmed, but there was light coming in from the outside. Maybe the moon reflecting off of snow. I don't know. I was at a church. I was at an altar. I was crying and begging for God to take away the constant buzzing in my head. It had been there for years and I couldn't make it go away.

I was so tired of it. Just tired period. Lost, directionless, burdened. Walking around like I had a weighted hoodie over my head and body.

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I’ll Start in the New Year, or Maybe a Few Weeks Later… It’s Never Too Late For a Resolution

So it’s January 3rd and I’m finally writing about New Year’s Resolutions. I’m pretty sure I won’t get this posted until like the 10th. Obviously my resolution wasn’t to be the perfect blogger 🙂

But like every year, I asked myself whether I wanted to make any New Year’s Resolutions and then I remembered that without fail I’m glad at the end of the year if I do.

I don’t finish all of them perfectly – which is completely not the point anyway – but every time I can look back and …

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10 Life Truths I Remembered During My First 10 Mile Race

About six years ago, before I ever dreamed I could run more than a few steps, I volunteered at a new 5k/10 mile race near my house. A high school senior from my church created it for his senior project requirement.

I can’t remember what my responsibilities were before or after the race but I remember that during the race I was to stand at an uphill section at about the halfway point and cheer on the runners.

When they started coming past I remembering being caught off guard and …

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2015 Colorado 200 – Gunnison National Forest, Colorado

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I don’t remember how this all started but one day last year Bill found out about a first-of-its-kind 200 mile endurance race around Lake Tahoe. He thought it would be an incredible challenge and experience, so we talked about it and agreed he should enter. At first he was around #89 on the waiting list but a few weeks before the race he found out he could get in. Turned out that like 150 people changed their minds. Fortunately for Bill, he had already been training hard for two extremely difficult races: Badwater 135 in July and Eastern States 100 in August. He felt he’d be ready for Tahoe, so off we went. It was grueling, gorgeous, and slow-going but he finished and said it was “fun!” (I didn’t have this blog yet so there’s no race report, but I did later show you some of the aftermath.)

The next thing I know, Bill is telling me that …

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