Category Archives: Challenge

CIM I Love/Hate You

Well I did it… I ran the CIM…ok I sorta ran the CIM. I set a finisher goal of 4:40.  I thought, that’s doable for my first full marathon.  The hills are at the beginning and I’ve been training pretty … Continue reading

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Is it Wrong to Sing Red River Valley Aloud in a Movie Theater?

We walked into the movie theater just before the start of the movie WILD. We sat behind a man, an elderly woman wearing headphones to help her hear the movie and a younger woman. I assumed the elderly woman was … Continue reading

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You Can Call Me Nocih.

Dear friends…. A few weeks ago my daughter called to let me know that she is pregnant. She is a 22 year old, college graduate with a quick wit and a loving heart. She is living out of state and … Continue reading

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Day 7: Gratitude Moves

My friend asked to give voice to my gratitude for three things, once a day for a week. Today I got my sorry self out of bed at 5:30 in the morning and went on a hike at Montaña de … Continue reading

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Day 6: Gratitude Begets Gratitude

My friend asked to give voice to my gratitude for three things, once a day for a week. Today I travelled 286 miles with a dog. As I drove I thought about how much effort went into packing up my … Continue reading

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Day 2: Gratitude is Seeing the Connection

Gratitude is Seeing the Connection
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