Sometimes my pride gets ahead of my common sense and I have to pay for it. This happened a few weeks ago when I committed one of the cardinal sins of being an older runner - I ran a 10K without being ready for it. A group of staff and students from my school was… Continue reading Finding the Balance
About a year ago I was diagnosed with the beginning of osteoporosis, which made me feel old and brittle and worried about getting a humpback. My mother fell and broke her hip while putting up Christmas decorations when she was younger than I am now and suffered from it for the rest of her life.… Continue reading How strong are you?
Grace shows up: a drama Cast of characters: Me, enjoying a midweek run on a sunny evening Ashley, a senior in high school, on her way to youth group at her church Junior, a white terrier dog, sitting on his front porch, watching for anyone passing his house Act I The three of us converge… Continue reading Grace shows up: a drama
My friends and I were in the heart of Atlanta yesterday, crawling along in traffic by Centennial Park. We had made the drive to go to the Peachtree Roadrace Expo, where we would get our race numbers for the world's largest 10K on Saturday, buy new running gear and take advantage of the free samples.… Continue reading A birthday celebration
A Happy Day Sometimes I get bogged down with life - going to work and making dinner and paying bills and cleaning house - so I was happy to have a rejoicing day last Saturday and be reminded that God does answer prayers. I ran a 10K at the Run at the Mill, sponsored by… Continue reading A Happy Day
The other day I ran into a friend who shares my love of writing and we were discussing how we both feel this pull to do good work, but are not sure exactly how to get there. Then I saw this insightful quote from Ira Glass, the NPR host of "This American Life" , which… Continue reading On Beginning
How to make Christmas meaningful? That has been our discussion in Sunday School these past few weeks and one that I struggle with each year. Christmas is a challenge when you have grown up in the church, when every year you have heard the same story about the baby in the manger, the shepherds and… Continue reading Do You Hear What I Hear?
I'm sure those of you who read my last blog about my elevated cholesterol levels have been anxiously waiting to hear about my doctor appointment this week (please hear the sarcasm in this!) I met on Thursday with sweet Dr. Wood who let me know that my cholesterol was up because my good HDL was… Continue reading Still outrunning old age
For all my adult life, going in for my annual physical was alot like going to Adam's parent/teacher conferences when he was growing up - all warm fuzzies and "You're doing a great job" and "No problems here." After all, I'm not overweight, I run, I don't smoke, I eat lots of fruits and vegetables… Continue reading Outrunning old age?