Falling in Love with Lemongrass

It’s a typical romance novel contrivance: over the years, two people cultivate a fast friendship. Then something changes. Maybe they take a trip together; perhaps they’re forced to shelter under spreading oak branches during a rainstorm; a new-found love interest creates a problematic threesome. Suddenly, eyes are metaphorically opened. One sees the other, that previously… Continue reading Falling in Love with Lemongrass

Inner Critics Are My Own Worst Enemies

The good news: my heart is perfectly normal. The bad news: my heart is perfectly normal. Ok, that’s a really flippant, inappropriate answer totally mocking the good fortune of a healthy cardiac system. My sincere apologies to anyone suffering from a horrible heart condition. What renders these results frustrating is that, once again, I’m nowhere closer to… Continue reading Inner Critics Are My Own Worst Enemies

First-Day-of-School Cookies Never Grow Old

Food, they say, is love. A long-standing tradition at our house is first-day-of-school cookies. I’m not sure if this yearly treat started out for the kids or for me. True, there’s nothing better than the smell of freshly-baked, homemade cookies when you walk in the front door, but there’s something incredibly relaxing about baking in… Continue reading First-Day-of-School Cookies Never Grow Old

What I Learned from My 7-Day Detox

Going through this detoxification was a very enlightening experience. I learned quite a bit and will be making changes as a result. All of it was good. Background: I undertook the University of Wisconsin Integrative Medicine’s 7-Day Detoxification to Promote Health program. To find out how the first three days went, take a look my earlier… Continue reading What I Learned from My 7-Day Detox

Getting My Wish: A Boring Race Report

Yesterday, a trail-running friend and I drove out to Warda to do the Wild Hare 50K. I am so happy to report that there was no awful foot pain, freak snowstorm, heat issues, harmonica-playing weirdos, or extreme allergic reactions involved at any point. Everything went right and nothing went wrong. I met all of my… Continue reading Getting My Wish: A Boring Race Report

Things I Do Well vs. Those I Don’t

Time for a little personal reflection after the weekend’s activities. Things I Do Well Spectate and cheer. I had a blast hanging out with the Hill Country Trail Runners at the unofficial aid station at mile 22.5. We hooted and hollered and rang bells and gave high fives from 8:30AM until about 12:45PM (there were… Continue reading Things I Do Well vs. Those I Don’t