August 21, 2013

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My Brother-in-law, My Friend…or is it the other way around?

I wrote this blog on August 3, 2013. But I haven’t posted it. I don’t know why. I just haven’t. But I also haven’t run like I was and I don’t know if it has anything to do with this. So I’m going to post and get this out and get back to running. I’m […]

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July 20, 2013

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I Want to be a Trail Runner When I Grow Up.

So I’ve been running at the Wetlands. A nature preserve trail along and around a riverbed. There’s dirt. Very very little sand. Bridges. Hills. Gravel. And peace and quiet. Except today. I had a yuck run this morning. I couldn’t quite get my breathing down….when I felt like I was pushing myself I looked at […]

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July 19, 2013

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When My Feet Aren’t Running…My Hands Are. (What I do for a living)

“and what do you do for a living? I’m a V.I. “oh. That’s nice….” “wait…what is that?” Exactly!! I find myself asking a similar question, almost on a weekly basis. Usually on a Monday. And usually in the form of: “what the hell am I doing here?” I am a Sign Language Interpreter. By choice. […]

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July 5, 2013

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8 Seconds to Crazy. Or Happiness.

I decided at the last minute to run the local 5k that several of my friends were doing. I didn’t really want to run it because it was my day off…and it was July…and there was a chance the sun would be blazing down on us. But at the last minute I decided to do […]

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June 20, 2013

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I May Be Titanium, But I’m No Lady in the Bright Orange Shirt!

So I don’t think I have EVER written two days in a row…. I did a trail run tonight. I parked and got in line to get my bib. There was one person ahead of me….and the next thing I know some lady walks up to the table and just asks for her name like […]

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June 19, 2013

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My Running Shoes: The Gateway to Self.

I ran alone for YEARS. And it’s not at all hard to remember what that was like. My byline of this blog is “my journey with running and becoming my own friend”…..and man, has it been a journey. Tonight, while running, someone asked me “so what’s your journey?” Took me a second to think about […]

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June 12, 2013

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The Quiet Mind…Priceless.

So I am back to running with my GPS watch. I was meant to run with one. It. Is. That. Simple. I did a trail race yesterday. It was beautiful. For the 45 minutes I ran….my life was perfectly silent . I have had many many things on and in my mind, and I’ve had […]

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May 31, 2013

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Come back GPS watch—I miss you.

So I haven’t run with my GPS watch in almost a month. June 5th will mark 30 days and that’s what I committed to. To run without my GPS watch for 30 days. I have run a few times with friends and that’s been good. I came to realize around the third run without my […]

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May 7, 2013

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Goodbye GPS Watch. Hello Sanity.

So this weekend I went to complete another “resolution race”. The weekend ended up being a huge lesson in priorities. How does running alter my life in so many different ways?! The last time I did this race, it was in 2009 and my time was 2:31:25. That was the time to beat and I […]

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April 21, 2013

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The Trailhead. The Beginning.

So one race down—several to go. My next one is a Half Marathon in Sacramento. My finish times for that race have been: 2008–2:57:46 2009–2:31:25 So the time to beat is 2:31:25. I ran 8 miles this morning. I haven’t run 8 miles since last October when I completed the Nike Women’s Half Marathon. Let […]

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