The Poetry of Irritation

The endless countdown of insomnia whispering the hours of rest ahead if I only "go to sleep now" Drowning in the early hours by neighboring chain saws and leaf blowers Idle wishes that spellcraft could transform me waking dreams of hibernation and life in a remote forest cave The clash of arguing teens, at unholy … Continue reading The Poetry of Irritation

Sometimes You Can Do Everything Right ~ #MondayBlogs

And it won't matter in ways that you can see it. It can leave you frustrated, scared, lost... Pick an adjective, any one will do. But that doesn't matter, does it? We all know that if we just follow those "right" things, everything will just flow in the way it's supposed to. The problem there … Continue reading Sometimes You Can Do Everything Right ~ #MondayBlogs

On the Run – #MondayBlogs

I've gotten into my running groove again, and added some changes to the routine. On weekends, I take a run with each of my children, just the two of us. Moses is knocking out five milers with me now, which is awesome. Maddie is used to that, being older, but threw a hike in for … Continue reading On the Run – #MondayBlogs

All Things Tri #MondayBlogs

I did it! I finished my Olympic distance triathlon yesterday. 1 mile swim, 24.8 mile bike ride, and 6.2 mile run. I have to admit, that bike ride was almost tougher than I am. Haha. So glad I did it, and did not stop all the way through. This also reaffirmed that I am absolutely, … Continue reading All Things Tri #MondayBlogs

Friday Philosophy ~ Bricks

This photo was four miles from my front door, up a long hill. Today, I did a brick. Well, a baby brick. I rode my bike 10 miles and then ran 5 miles. Why do they call it a brick? I didn’t want to pursue a serious answer to that. I’ve decided that it’s because … Continue reading Friday Philosophy ~ Bricks

Into the Sun ~ #MondayBlogs

I run I dive into motion rough mountains rising before me and the sun sinking in its inevitable journey I chase the wind a dream a hope of the future Never accepting weakness defeat A monster pursues me chases my every step walk or run it is there under the bed 'round the corner breathing … Continue reading Into the Sun ~ #MondayBlogs

Morning Run #MondayBlogs

Racing into stormy skies Past sleepy houses And laundry steam A world my own Domestic wildlife Dogging my feet As I give chase To dreams Piercing the storms With light ~ Caroline A. Slee

Shake It Up…#MondayBlogs

In daily life, I find it all too easy to get into a rut. As people, we are creatures of habit. Establishing a routine is excellent, but complacency? Not so much. There's nowhere I notice boredom more than when I am running. I like to have different routes, and the occasional treadmill day since we … Continue reading Shake It Up…#MondayBlogs

The Chatterbox…#MondayBlogs

There's a chatterbox living in my brain. Her voice is a combination of my own, and the words of (what seems to be) every book I have ever read. Lately, I really need that voice to shut the hell up. Sometimes, that many words flowing all the time are nothing but a huge distraction. And … Continue reading The Chatterbox…#MondayBlogs

Why I Run.

I'm sore today. The funny thing is, today was a walking day. Well, mostly walking, just a short pace of running, and a nice walk followed by a good stretch. Mileage has increased. At the end of July my long run will pass marathon distance, so I don't hit the wall in the actual marathon. … Continue reading Why I Run.