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
Category: Social Justice
Make a wish…
When I was in middle school, a friend told me to hold my breath while going over a bridge. If you held on the entire time, then at the end … Continue reading Make a wish…
#52sparks: Black and White
I believe there is a lot of gray in our world. Not just in the skies over Portland all winter, but in the decisions we have to make and the … Continue reading #52sparks: Black and White
#52sparks: From Where I Stand
“We are not all in the same boat, but we are in the same storm.” I’ve seen this quote multiple times on social media in the midst of Covid-19. A … Continue reading #52sparks: From Where I Stand
During a walk around campus last week, I noticed an orange cone in the middle of the sidewalk, warning passersby about a hole that was needed repair. The orange cone … Continue reading Something Beautiful
Peeking over the fence, I watched a creature experiencing pure bliss. Gentle waves surrounded him. The sunshine beamed down, warming the brisk morning. And a few of his otter friends … Continue reading Peaceful Drifter
Who defines beauty?
I have this very distinct memory of playing in the backyard at my parents’ house. White flowers with soft petals had grown taller than the neatly cut grass in the … Continue reading Who defines beauty?
Then what happened?
If you have never watched a Hallmark Television movie, let me summarize every single one: A stressed out woman is beautiful, but not glamourous, and has something happen that forces … Continue reading Then what happened?
A couple weeks ago I stayed in an Airbnb the night before a race in another city. I’d made the poor life choice to do an evening 5K following by … Continue reading extend love…
A few days a month I spend the day with a little one that I like to call Gracie Lou Who. As a new one-year-old, she is developing her personality, … Continue reading Creating Peace