Trail Running

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” ― Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running My run training continues. I’m headed out on the trail at least 3 times per week now. I need new running shoes. I’ve also been mountain biking, but...
Canyon Rim

Canyon Rim

“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.” ― Helen Keller I had a short period of time between morning Mass at Immaculate Mary, and teaching at my elementary school job. Which I love. I love the kids. I love music. I love the school. I love my...
Fence Line

Fence Line

“Don’t sit on the fence; break it and move out! Don’t be confined to the little things you do; the sky should be below your limit!” ― Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes So I’m training for a half trail marathon. So I’ma gonna be trail...

Serpent’s Trail, Take 1: Indian Summer

“Each golden day was cherished to the full, for one had the feeling that each must be the last. Tomorrow it would be winter.” ― Elizabeth Enright, The Four-Story Mistake And that’s how it was: for the entirety of autumn we had known summer. So, of course, I was...
Choice

Choice

“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” ― J.K. Rowling I can hardly believe that it’s been nearly a year since I last wrote. Yet such is life. I’ve spent the last year struggling in so many ways, and loving my life in so many...