Why I Run: Katharine’s Story

I used to walk. It started when I was in high school. I had to get out of my house. Walking around the block, and then around the neighborhood, seemed like a much more acceptable practice than actually running away. We were, see, an upstanding family in a working class town in northeastern Oklahoma, so […]

SheLoves Guest

I have a guest post running over at shelovesmagazine.com. In it, I write about how I met so many of you gorgeous women. Take a peak. An excerpt: It began unexpectedly, like these things usually do. I was hopped up on endorphins after a run, high on my own paltry running successes, confidently swaggering through another […]

State of Dismay

Next week I will review of Pam Hogeweide’s new book “Unladylike,” which is knocking my socks off. But Pam raises some important questions that seem uncannily prescient in light of recent current church events. I don’t want to rehash the scandals, the uproars or the opinions, but social media streams have been a virtual flood […]

Paying Friendly Forward

My new internet friend Eric Wyatt, of sunny Florida and fancy fountain pens, included little old me on a Seven Random Facts posts. You can read it here; he’s really quite the wordsmith, yo. So here’s the deal, lifted verbatim from Eric’s post: As tradition states, those listed in the author’s “seven” should participate by […]

Why I Run: Kelly’s Story

Running in My Dreams When I was younger I used to dream about running. In my dreams I was light on my feet, I was fast, and it was effortless. But the few times I tried actually running while awake the opposite was true. Every slam of my feet was painful, I was slow as […]

Tips from a Pro

  Let’s be clear up front. I’m not the pro in question. Far from it. Of course, that didn’t keep me from writing a book “about” running when I’m not half the runner I think I am in my fecund imagination. In there, in the sunny green fields of make-believe, I am also a supermodel […]

Thursday Prompts

It’s been far too long since I visited one of my favorite writing sites, Creative Copy Challenge. Every Monday and Thursday, ten words are posted with a challenge: to write a cohesive piece using all ten words. Since I love love love this site, and the community of encouraging writers who take time to share […]


When I was pregnant with the littlest Luit, I attended a Bible study, the focus of which was HOPE. Sounds so simple, doesn’t it? Each week we looked at Psalms to discover the nuances of these four small letters, strung together with so much heft they could raise mountains. What does it mean to HOPE? […]

Why I Run: Becky’s Story

Say hi to my college friend, Becky. I feel confident in saying I don’t think either of us was much of a runner back in our Chatham days. I asked Becky to write for this series, because I wanted her to share the really long recovery journey she’s endured since a knee injury. Just thinking […]

I Wear My Sunglass…

Ran my five mile route on Saturday, under duress from my de facto, appointed-by-me and bothered-by-me-endlessly running coach, who tells me that if I want to run a marathon, (a decision I will have made yesterday) I have to, like, run more than 20 miles in a week or some kind of nonsense like that. […]