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  • October 30, 2016
    "Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time."  ~Lyndon B. Johnson
    Week Eighteen (October 23 - 29)
    On the return from our trip, the cold damp air delivered a string of heady anticipation as I readied to begin again. Inspired by the tenderness of coming home, where old favorites are transformed and opportunities awaken, I was enlivened with appreciation and refreshed...

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  • October 22, 2016
    "It is often in the darkest skies that we see the brightest stars" ~ Richard Evans
    Week Seventeen (October 16-22)
    It has been a week of peaks and valleys, wonderful celebrations with family and friends and untold heartache with loved ones, and regardless of which side of the spectrum I outfit a bulky cloak of responsibility. An overwhelming gratitude captivates me with the abundance of friendship,...

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  • October 16, 2016
    "Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try" 
    Week sixteen (October 9 - 15)
    Every accomplishment began with a decision to try, from quitting smoking, to running my first race, each step shaped  this journey to shift in places I never imagined while creating a new way to live.
    The desire to quit smoking derived from the health issues and my inability to keep up with my kids, flourishing...

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  • October 11, 2016
    "In order to succeed we must first believe that we can" ~ Niko Kazantzakis
    Last night my husband hung up my medal holder that had been in a drawer for years. There were always reasons not to hang it, since I did not know where to put it. Recently when I rescued it while cleaning I decided the time was right, this can be the necessary reminder of how far I have come.
    This small souvenir of...

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  • October 9, 2016
    Grace is that thing that whispers, "It's dark and hard in there. I cannot make it hurt any less, I cannot make it go any faster, all I can do is remind you that you walked through this before."
    Week Fifteen (October 2 - 8)
    Heartbreak is the ultimate path to wisdom and healing
    I remember it well, how sleep was impossible as I attempted to wrap my mind around the loss that had occurred. A flood...

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  • October 9, 2016
    "The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start."
    ~John Bingham
    The courage to start
    A perfect morning for a race with the crisp air delivering a shiver of excitement. The cooler temperatures always help my running, but my intentions were without heavy goals or expectations like previous races. I intended to do my best and run a good race, without the usual...

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  • October 7, 2016
     "Discovering joy in the journey"
    Watching her decline is difficult, the cruelty in the disease of dementia is heartbreaking but now is when I must step forward, savor each moment with her, even as it breaks my heart.
    The summer slips away as another season of her life fades with it recalling a recent visit where she was overwhelmed and wanted to escape and now when she barely speaks and I...

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  • October 3, 2016
    "If you can't find joy in the path you are on and what you are working towards, how do you expect to find joy once you get there?"
    Joy beneath the fog
    On my early morning run the fog moved in blanketing me with an eerie feeling of unknown as it smothered my view. Like the anxiety that often complicates the future, delivering a sting of doubt while searching for stability, forcing admittance...

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  • October 2, 2016
    "Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are"
    Write 31 days: Unexpected Joy/Day two
    Enlightened by friendship
    Sometimes when last minute plans come together they become the most rewarding by filling the space you had not noticed was empty. Today when a group of friends gathered for a morning run we discovered strength together in both mind and body...

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  • October 2, 2016
    “You have been offered "the gift of crisis". As Kathleen Norris reminds us, the Greek root of the word crisis is "to sift", as in, to shake out the excesses and leave only what's important. That's what crises do. They shake things up until we are forced to hold on to only what matters most. The rest falls away.” ~Glennon Doyle Melton
    Week fourteen (September 25 - October 1)
    As I sift through...

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