Me.

Mom. Triathlete. Yogi. Foodie. Writer. Boss. Coffee lover. Side hustler.

I run for team Oiselle Volée and Skratch Labs.

A Mother's Wish

A Mother's Wish

The past two weeks have just been a whirlwind of many things amazing.

I ran six miles yesterday...a slow and labored six miles.  I didn't seem to care about my pace, about the rain, or about the ups and downs of the road.  I wanted to be out there; it was my choice.  I occasionally found it hard to believe that I ran a marathon just two weeks prior.  It was during the race that I realized I had been searching for 'something' that honestly wasn't the right thing.  What I had been searching for all along was right in front of me.  

The weather has been warmer and the colorful life that is spring is all around.  When I pick up my girls at their Dad's I'm slightly miffed at the beauty of all the blooming flowers in his yard.  I planted those flowers; some of them with the girls.  I wanted them because they were mine.  But I reframed; they weren't meant to be mine all along.  They were just a place holder in time.  What i need is right in front of me.  

In the same vein, I have been struggling for years to be the kind of person my Mom thinks I should be.  I have been striving for some sort of approval, some positive acknowledgement, some type of respect. I've since retired from the hunt and, instead, established boundaries with her - an approach that has literally taken DECADES.  

Yesterday, on Mother's Day, she told me that I am a strong person; I am determined and go after what I want.  She said it in such a way that struck me - carefully and with pride.

Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather

Everything I need is right in front of me.  Sometimes, I guess for all of us, it takes time to realize that.  

I wish for my daughters that they strive for the stars, but not forget the ground on which they plant their feet.  

My First Running Partners

My First Running Partners

 

 

 

My Reflections in the Mirror (Lake)

My Reflections in the Mirror (Lake)

The Flight of the Phoenix

The Flight of the Phoenix