Surviving and Thriving in a Noisy World


I am finally reading Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Just Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. I say finally because I have been afraid to read it until now because of what I thought I would find out. I am an introvert, and for what feels …

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In Search Of


Somebody I follow on Twitter posted earlier this summer, Sometimes I forget I am not in my 20’s anymore.” Me too. And I’m not in my 30’s or even my 40’s. I forget that sometimes as I look around for role models and mentors at the track and in the …

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My Introverted Life


Sometimes sucks. I had a moment of realization yesterday (thank goodness for yoga) when I finally figured out that I don’t need to be a “joiner.” Lately I feel as if every where I go the focus is on “community” and “belonging.” For as long as I can remember I …

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All the Goals

Cape Elizabeth , ME, TD Beach to Beacon Finish Line

It is always a bit of a let down when you cannot achieve your main goal, but it is important to remember the process goals and the secondary goals are important too. I have a bit of goal amnesia at times, having a goal maybe and a deadline, and then …

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Thoughts on Running and Coaching


It is that time of year again, and a little more than a year has gone by since I have had a running specific coach. Don’t get me wrong, I have a strength and conditioning coach who understands running as movement, and a skill, who I have been working with …

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Taking Movement for Granted


Things I take for granted: summer rain, having enough food to eat, being able to get up and down off the floor from a seated position, the ability to walk. For the last 2 weeks as my husband continues with his health challenges, which now include (we believe) a gout …

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