Running Into Me

Focus. Just focus. I’ve said it to myself countless times during a race–slowly and calmly–before the voice digresses further. Maybe you should just slow down now. Why do you want to [...]

The Change We Cannot See

I’ve long said that a change in perspective can do more for my mood and gratitude than any material object. I go to the woods to shift perspective often. Sometimes, I’m feeling bogged down by [...]

Season One of Four

Everything is green, multiple shades of green, so many greens they each should have their own name. The colors from the tulips, daffodils, and cherry blossoms are giving way to let us know that [...]

Motivation on the Move

It’s finally summer! Those of us tied to our homes because of school schedules or wintery weather or the short daylight hours are finally free! It is time…to get up + get out. There’s [...]

Emotional Pollution

I’ve mentioned before that running is a time of meditation and centering for me, and I believe that to be true of many of us. Even when we choose to run in a group, we’ve usually chosen that [...]

A Woman’s Place

This January, my husband and I moved from Los Angeles to a town without a stoplight.  But this isn’t your typical city-hater, middle finger to corporate America story. As a woman who “did it [...]

Worst Friend To Run With

I’ve had this friend since junior high. We’ve been through quite a bit together, for better or worse, so when I decided to take up running, I knew she’d be down for the occasional jaunt. Friends [...]