My Sister in law gave me this trucker style hat some years ago. She said that it looked like it would be a good hat to wear while running, and honestly, it was a pretty cool hat. It was a little bigger than I would prefer though, so it actually spent some time just sitting … Continue reading My Running Hat
The first words we choose to speak in a day, give insight into the state of our hearts and minds. I was watching the sun rise through the window of our living room this weekend, and it was as if something had lit the sky ablaze. The sky changed from soft gray to a blazing … Continue reading First Words
"Courage cannot erase our fear, courage is when we face our fear." - Newsies Broadway musical
Two weeks ago, I was about 6 miles into a 20 mile trail run; and I came across this sign: Healing in progress, stay on designated trails. Wow, did that statement ever hit home. I had been stressed out lately trying to balance life, while pushing towards goal completion. Work demanded a lot from me, … Continue reading Healing in progress
I was running some trails last night up on Observatory Mesa here in Flagstaff AZ, and I found myself drifting into some deep reflection. These trails in particular are behind the neighborhood we lived in for 12 years, and I hadn't run up there much since we moved two years ago. The sun was setting, … Continue reading Tales from the Trails
What would life look like if I asked myself these two questions each day?
I have been thinking a lot about less lately. Maybe this is natural as I get older, maybe it's an overall shift in our culture (which would be a good thing); but I have been moving towards less stuff in my life, longing for more focus. I have realized that there is direct connection (for … Continue reading What am I to you?
Doin' Something, not just the title of a grooving jazz/funk album by Soulive (which I highly recommend), but a reminder that we need to be doing something, intentionally. Think big. Open my mind to see opportunities, both big and small. Broaden my focus. I want to see beyond my needs, and see what is needed from me. … Continue reading Doin’ Something
"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." - Howard Thurman
Contentment. To be or not to be, that is the choice. What is it to be content? I feel like I haven't truly lived in contentment for a while. I have practiced thankfulness, but have not truly engraved it in my soul yet. As we have added more stuff and more responsibility to our life, … Continue reading Rantings of a madman