Compassion: the feeling that arises in response to another’s suffering that motivates a desire to help (Goetz, Keltner & Simon-Thomas, 2010)
Last night, during my group therapy session, one of my groupies was describing a difficult thing that she wanted to do but wasn’t sure if she’d be able to do it. Our therapist asked, “What will make the difference between doing it and not doing it?” We looked around at each other and at her,… Continue reading Just [Decide to] Do It
I can sum up the past two months (maybe even this year so far), I think, through the realization that I don’t have enough eggs to go into all the baskets I’ve been trying to fill lately. But, it’s ok, because a lot of those baskets don’t need to be filled. And I wonder: how… Continue reading Apparently, I don’t write about running anymore.
I’m about to tell a bunch of people what the voices in my head are telling me. This is scary stuff. How did I get to this point? It all started with a run. A shitty 5k race that I ran this morning, to be precise. Ninety percent of the reason it was shitty was… Continue reading Time to get Uncomfortable
Sitting in the sun at a Stanford/CU game is a perfect thing to do the day before a half marathon... right?
This is an addendum. On my second run today, all 3.2 miles of it, I was thinking about what I had written about wanting to get rid of the question marks in my life and how they are taunting me. I remembered something I have tried to teach myself the last 6 months: that everything… Continue reading This is not a list
1. I've been thinking lately about how to be more regular with my blog. I figure I should a-link it to something I do without thinking about and b-make it easy for me to write.2. a-I run (almost) every day without thinking and b-I am a pro at making lists (and I had a lot… Continue reading A new attempt.
Hello family and friends!As many of you know, I'm turning 30 on June 20th. As fewer of you may know, I am running the Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, MN on June 18th. Due to its proximity to my birthday, I thought it would be fun (yes, fun) to add on 3.8 miles to the normal… Continue reading 30 for 30
Pre-RaceFollowing my 3:18 marathon in January, my plan was to add 2 easy weeks onto Pfitz’s 12-weeks-between-marathon plan and basically decide along the way what my time goal would be. I had never done two marathons in such close succession before, so I wanted to stay tuned to my body to figure out if it… Continue reading Boston 2011
So that's kind of pretty, right? With almost 1000 ft in elevation gain, running here in Sabino Canyon probably won't happen again before Boston, which means it won't happen again until I'm back in Tucson. Whenever that will be. Today's 7.5 there was just the way to say goodbye!As an aside, see the chick in… Continue reading