Category Archives: Dedication

Happy Last Birthday, FDO!

In my house (and sometimes in my sister’s house) I tell people that they can only have birthday-days until the birth of their first child…then the celebrations belong to the new person, and the old person has no more birthdays. … Continue reading

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Day 1: Gratitude is a Verb

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Running Has Taught Me…

On December 31, 2013 I conducted an inventory of my life during the previous year. In doing so, I decided that among other things, I would resolve to run 1500 miles during calendar year 2014. On August 26, 2014, while … Continue reading

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On the way to the movie…

“Because we have suffered, and we are not afraid to suffer in order to survive, we are ready to give up everything – even our lives – in our struggle for justice.”* ~Cesar Chavez   Like many Latinos my age, … Continue reading

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Boys to Men

Traveling with three 17 year old boys is hysterical. Driving from Sacramento to Las Vegas is a bit less jocular but still amusing. Only one of these young men is mine, clearly a duh, since they by team requirement they … Continue reading

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Badge of Honor

It’s the little things, right?  My first Half Marathon was at Disneyland a couple years ago. It was a family event, and one of my pretend children (son’s friend) ran a few feet with me, holding up his iphone on … Continue reading

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Makes No Sense

Ask any runner, new or not, the most difficult part about their love of running and most likely they will say, getting out the door. I am no different. I absolutely hate leaving the comfort of my bed only to … Continue reading

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