Tag: inspiration

Crisis? Or opportunity?

“At every crossroads there are at least two choices: to view your circumstances as a calamity, or to view it as an incredible opportunity.” from the book Chop Wood, Carry Water by Joshua Medcalf. I was fortunate to read this book last week, and the timing couldn’t have been better. How could I, how could…

The open road

I’m outside this morning, on the brink of a run. It’s cold. And it would be easy to go home, put on something warm to drink. And to wear. But the morning is beautiful. Still. Quiet. The sky offers a feast for the eyes, with clouds in various shapes and colors. My iPod plays “I…

“You beat cancer by how you live”

I didn’t know Stuart Scott. Scott, a sports anchor for ESPN for a number of years, passed yesterday after a long battle with cancer. No, I didn’t know Scott. It felt like it sometimes, seeing him on Sportscenter with his very personable style. Sometimes it felt like I did. I might not have known Scott,…

Saying thank you while signing books

My first book has been an exciting time for me. Both confidence-building and humbling at the same time. It has been a true honor and blessing. I still find myself surprised, and even somewhat shocked, that people even want to read my book, a book that relays some stories over the past year as well…

An Anything-Goes Sunday

I suppose it had to happen sooner or later. I finally started listening to music when I run, on most runs anyway. For years I said I wouldn’t, but sometime this past fall or winter, I started. And what started with listening one or two runs a weeks, turned into music almost every time I…

This precious thing we call life

I attended a funeral last week, and I was reminded once again how fleeting life is. Precious and fragile. Like many, I used to think about life as a time line. I was born here.┬áIn the far off distance was the point of my death. But life isn’t a time line. Sure, it is if…

“Everyone has a plan . . . “

Facing the unexpected adversities that life throws at us is never easy. I’m reminded of a quote by, of all people, former boxing great Mike Tyson. I’m a sports fan. I like almost every sport there is. I suppose that’s why when I was younger, I wanted to be a sports writer or announcer. Football…