She came riding by on her horse with a little grey dog running alongside of them. "Wow, good for you! You're an athlete!" she exclaimed. I smiled through my mask and said "Hi" with a wave. "A monster athlete!" she followed up with. I have no idea who this woman was or what prompted her… Continue reading “You’re an athlete!”
I went on a run Friday morning. I have hardly been running these days, but that is not what I came to write about. As I shuffled my feet, I crossed paths with an older man walking with a camera that had a huge lens slung over his shoulder. He wore a utility vest and… Continue reading The little things
Yesterday I was supposed to run race the Vancouver Marathon. Obviously, the race was canceled about a month ago due to COVID-19. I've had a lot of plans that have been postponed/canceled like Taylor Swift's Loverfest concert and the Tokyo Summer Olympics just to name a few. But, this one hurt the most. After nearly… Continue reading The runners with no races
My rain dance worked. And, by rain dance, I mean, just writing about it. This week has brought grey skies and drizzle to my lovely Seattle. This means I can run in peace without waking up before sunrise. Monday I ran in the morning but not super early and there was hardly anyone else around… Continue reading Rain: running gold during coronavirus
It's been getting harder to run. No, not like physically hard. I can't enjoy running when I have to be careful at every corner I turn in fear that a dog walker or a kid on a bicycle will be soaring by. I have to meticulously calculate how to pass others when there are two… Continue reading When there’s nowhere to run
I looked out the window and it was grey and rainy outside. This was three days ago. Well into my third straight week of being fully remote working at home. I was exhausted. I still had more work to do in the evening. Should I still go on my run before it gets dark? Yes,… Continue reading Alone, finally.
[Written last night at 9:45 pm] I'm running a half-marathon in another country — yes, Canada — in three days. I love running in Vancouver, BC. It's the main reason I signed up for this race. Oh, and redemption. But, I have a running blog to write about that. It's safe to say that a… Continue reading Random thoughts on running and recent travels
Birds chirping at 5 in the morning that wake you up. The evergreen trees swaying in the wind. Clear blue lakes and rivers. Mountains beyond mountains. The sound of laughter nearby. It looked like I could have been home in Seattle, or just outside of Seattle. But, in fact, I was more than 300 miles… Continue reading Not too far, but far enough