exercise


Why I Run: Linda’s Story

My journey began about three years ago. I am not really sure what led me to think that I wanted to start running, I actually hated running! I was two years away from my 50th birthday and I had seen so many of my friends reach that milestone birthday with […]


Why I Run: Ben’s Story 5

In 2006 I ran a 5k with my son, without any formal training.  I did it for my son’s school challenge because he wanted me to. I finished dead last in my age group, but I did it and that was it. I was happy to do it but as […]


Why I Run: Anita’s Story 1

  When One Simple Change can Shift your Life   Michael Hyatt urges his readers to run a half-Marathon. He says, “Just by beginning, you will feel your life begin to shift.” “Things shifting”–I heard that phrase a lot in Charismatic circles, things shifting in heavenly realms, due to our prayers […]


Forget The Pain 6

After the ebullience fades to a warm, muscular fire. After feeling has returned to my fingers and toes, Long after I have swallowed the tears that rise like mountains from the deepest pits of mile 15 Long after I stopped giving kids high fives and smiling at jokes After. After […]


A Little Experiment 28

I’m curious. Some of the peeps and I have been talking about gender roles in reading and writing. I’ll spare you the dogma and diatribes, and you’re welcome. Today, I’m going to give us a test. The following four excerpts are from novels I have read. Can you tell which […]


Brandi Chastain, Perfection and Modesty 6

I’ve been thinking a lot about Brandi Chastain lately. Remember her? She’s the rock star soccer player in that photo up there. She is celebrating the US Women’s victory over China in the World Cup in 1999. Her spontaneous and glorious and very fun celebration earned her both accolades and […]


What We Talk About When We Talk About Weight 21

Sophomore year in high school, I ate a Suzy Q and a Diet Coke for lunch nearly every day. Then my mother and I started going to Weight Watchers, where I learned to pack a lunch and drink sugarless drinks, like boring iced tea, which everyone knows is an Old […]