The Tree Swing

I decide to go for a run while I await my husband’s arrival with the phone charger, toothbrush, and medicine I forgot to pack for the retreat. Yes, I really did forget those three essentials. It’s humbling to be married to a man who never forgets essentials, yet happily comes to my rescue. My eyes…

Taking Running Thoughts Captive

My thoughts make a difference. When I concentrate on the beauty around me; plants, flowers, clouds or hues of blue in the sky, my heart fills with gratitude. The effort of lifting stocky legs is diminished,  momentarily forgotten. When I watch the clock or track my distance my thoughts get mired in how am I…

Surprised by Running

I had no idea that it was possible for an old lady, (born in 1956) like me who hasn’t run since 6th grade to enjoy running. But, amazingly, I do! Running is one of the best gifts I’ve received from God lately. He used my friend Michelle to coax me into it. “Come on ….