“Stepping off the wagon” That’s the phrase I came up with for when I wanted to indulge in all the treats and snacks without worrying about the scale for a … Continue reading When to Quit
Last week I watched several Disney Channel Movies as a bit of comfort food compared to all the election news. One of the selections was a live-action version of Kim … Continue reading Remind Me
My undergraduate college, Whitworth, had an amazing workout facility. It was completed during my sophomore year. Bright and shiny machines filled the room. Mirrors lined the walls and multiple televisions … Continue reading Bloomsday 2003
When the COVID-19 restrictions began in spring 2020, I worried that the United States would go into the same lockdown procedures as Italy, where individuals were only allowed outside for … Continue reading #52sparks: Fall
Wanna be a RAT?
When I signed up for The Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee, there was a very real possibility I would not finish. The event required participants to complete 1000K (approximately 635 … Continue reading Wanna be a RAT?
Sight. Smell. Sound. Taste. Touch. The five senses are all useful when you are on a run. Eyes need to be constantly looking around to watch for other people, for … Continue reading Choosing “bunny”
Privileged to Run
When I lace up my running shoes, there are only two things I fear: the ground and other people. By the ground, I mean uneven parts of the sidewalk where … Continue reading Privileged to Run
Monday morning was my first time running loops in downtown Portland since the beginning of shelter-in-place. The app on my phone said a little rain that morning, and then a … Continue reading Gingerbread Man
Every spring there are trees in my neighborhood that seemingly overnight explode with pink petals. For a couple of weeks they line the sidewalks I walk and run in the … Continue reading #52sparks: Nature
On Easter morning I went for the longest run I had done since Portland began sheltering-in-place. When the Covid-19 warnings started in the U.S., my biggest fear was not that … Continue reading #52sparks: Macro