Sunday mornings usually bring a sense of calm. There are no expectations, the world is your oyster. And, if I did the weekend right, I'm not hungover and exhausted. I'm maybe even a little refreshed. I like the quiet. I like that the world is sleeping (ok so maybe not now). I like that I … Continue reading Sunday Morning Coffee
Lately, I have found myself questioning my purpose in life. Certainly there has to be more than work, food, and sleep. As one who works in the medical field, my hunt for purpose started long ago. Why are we here on earth if not to help others? The human connection. So why, if I have … Continue reading What Does it All Mean?
For as long as I can remember, I have been a creature of habit. There have been the occasional moments of spontaneity (usually fueled by my friends) that have left me feeling exhilarated, but for the most part I like routine. Routine keeps me feeling safe. While boring, there is no fear of danger with … Continue reading
Saturday I went on to run what would be one of my most challenging halves to date. Not only did the Essex Half live up to its promise of beautiful landscape with challenging hills, but I have been dealing with iron deficiency in my training. My times have subsequently suffered dramatically, as raising my heart … Continue reading Race Review: Essex Half Marathon
T minus 1 Week until vacation (first since November), time with close friends, and, of course, the Essex Half Marathon. I happened to look at the elevation profile a month ago and completely panicked. But I am just going to give it my all, go slow on hills and remember, it's only a race and … Continue reading T minus 1 Week
I started taking running seriously the summer of 2014. I had moved from Massachusetts to Baltimore to take on a new job and a new life, without a friend or a foe in sight. "I know! In order to make friends, I'm going to join the running team at work. I signed up for my … Continue reading Training season 6.0
^^ Take note of the oxford comma. I don't understand people. Every time I think I understand them, I am proven wrong. I am never one to "fit in" or to go with the crowd. I have a controversial view of death and dying that probably makes people uncomfortable. My grandmother died tonight. Less than … Continue reading The Truth about Death, Dying, and Life