April 26, 2011


Tonight, I come to you with stories of the stars.

As I lumbered to the laundry room, basket overflowing with
dirty clothes balanced on my hip, I looked
up and unearthed them.

They've been absent for awhile,
but like Orian--in every season--

I pocketed them, pulling
the light into my palm,
--as winter turns to spring--
for this is the time they will be needed the most.

One more rainy morning

I woke up at 4:30 this morning...on my own mind you...and went for a run. Just a short one to get my body working, and I got to wake up with the sunrise for the first time in a couple of weeks. I say this in truth because it has literally been raining in the Midwest nonstop for two weeks.
Now as I sit here and drink my coffee, I'm watching the sun slowly sneak through the clouds as the rain fights to fall. It's beautiful. And encouraging. Though the rain fails to let up, the sun never gives up hope.
I'm not really looking forward to my half-marathon on Saturday...my training has been horrible and sporadic as we've moved and started to settle someplace new. And they are calling for thunderstorms on race day.
But today, the sun is shining despite the raindrops. I may be slow, and end up soaked Saturday, but I will run and endure. Music Man has confidence in me and says I just have to run.
So I will run.

April 20, 2011

Live and ready to run

Hi friends.

Tonight I am coming to you live from my very own apartment. That's right. We're halfway settled (we have twelve boxes left to unpack, the office to organize, and two rooms to paint) and finally online, so I'm ready to blog!

I must say, I am quite tired tonight though, so this will be short. Adjusting to working full time during the week, spending my free evening hours with my husband, unpacking/organizing the apt, and training for a half-marathon at 4:30 in the morning is wearing me a little. It's merely an adjustment period though.

I wanted to let you know I'll be up and blogging as soon as I can. I'm starting a new venture of freelance writing here in the next few days as well, so I've got lots to talk about.  AND, Olympic distance triathlon training commences in two weeks.

I hope your days have been good.