In with the new.

... do you hear that? crickets. i hear it too. has there really been nothing to say for the past few months? has it been smooth sailing, no news, no musings on health care, life, badassery, feminism, or running? au contraire. the majority of musing now happens over at the flower power blog. and this,... Continue Reading →

Life lessons from the training plan

Back in the fall, I started working with a running coach. In a raceless, travel-restricted year complicated by various minor injuries and a whole lot of stress, it's been such a win to have this support! It's like having a running encyclopedia, cheerleader, and planner all in one awesome human. Learning her philosophy and training... Continue Reading →

Full sun, water when dry

After ten years living in the Southern Arizona desert and two in the mild urban Pacific Northwest, I had forgotten about snow. Well, not forgotten exactly. There had been flurries here and there, and a few times,  fat, wet flakes that sank into the damp ground as they fell. It was mostly for decoration, it... Continue Reading →

cycles

Life isn't flat and consistent, things are always in flux: Once in a while, I get a crappy night's sleep. I wake up over and over, I toss and turn, and nothing seems to help me drift off. It's frustrating and confusing, since I'm normally a great sleeper, until I remember: it's the moon. For... Continue Reading →

stoking fire

Listen, it's cold. It's rainy. It's really dark, both literally and metaphorically. And the best antidote I can think of to cold, wet, and dark is FIRE. Maybe it's because I'm an Aries, but I love the heat and glow. So, aside from breaking out the matches, how can we stoke fire during the dark... Continue Reading →

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