What Kept Me Going

Some races I enjoy. Some I gut out. The Mercer Island Half Marathon on Sunday was the latter. It’s a beautiful event. While it’s been going on for over 40 years, and has a big registration, it still feels home-grown, with so much community support and not a lot of commercialism. The route is gorgeous … More What Kept Me Going

Tiny Habits Taking Seed

“I believe in habits. I believe in certain techniques that you do to prepare yourself, and I think that’s important.”- Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks quarterback, quoted in the Seattle Times, January 17, 2014 All week I’ve been practicing three new tiny habits, working them into my day so they become seamless and automatic. For the fifth … More Tiny Habits Taking Seed

Pain and Suffering

It was in the middle of a long, cold, wet and achy bike ride that I finally understood a phrase David often quotes: “There’s a difference between pain and suffering.” Pain and discomfort are the physical realities: “Wow, this is a hard ride, my legs are completely beat, and I’m freezing”. Suffering is the mental … More Pain and Suffering

You Never Forget Your First – Guest Blogger: Jenn Nourse

Hi everyone, I’m still working on getting back in the groove here on the blog. In the meantime, I want to share a post from a friend and wonderful writer Jenn Nourse. I love a 10-mile run with Jenn because it includes a wide-ranging conversation and stops for puppies. If you can’t run with her, … More You Never Forget Your First – Guest Blogger: Jenn Nourse


Hi all, Sorry for the long absence. Many of you know that my dear dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer about two weeks ago. For most of that time I’ve been in Florida with him, my stepmom and my sister helping get tests done, seeing doctors, making decisions about treatment and getting it rolling. Of … More Gratitude