Tag: friendship

i want to have running bling like flavor flav

I just found out I was selected to support and promote the Mississippi Blues Marathon as part of the #BlueCrew. Whoo-hoo I’m so excited! I wanted to support and promote the 2016 Mississippi Blues Marathon because: I’m planning to run it with my friend Stephanie; we heard (repeatedly) while we were running another half marathon (weird,

Read More

feeling unstuck.

Last month I drove to Jackson Mississippi.  I found it after a missed turn, a frantic phone call and a bunch of tears on the side of the road in Mobile. I went to Mississippi to run the Magnolia Meltdown half marathon with my sweet, very fit and much younger (as in I have a

Read More

what mattered today

As I write this, my oldest son is sitting at the bedside of his dying grandfather. And my middle son is driving home, across five states, to be at the beside of his paternal grandfather too. I pray he makes it here. Safely. And in time. Two days before I heard about my ex-father-in-law’s fate,

Read More

things i learned (the hard way) in ohio

Hubs and I ran the USAF Marathon last Saturday. We built a vacation around our destination-marathon, and lingered in Dayton for a week to spend precious time with a dear friend. It was marvelous. The trip-part was marvelous that is…the marathon…well. I didn’t know in advance, the course was a Boston and Olympic Qualifier, nor

Read More

out with the old (milk)

I’ve never been good at ending things. Even when I know it’s coming..like I can see the train headed straight toward me and I can clearly see the end…and I have every opportunity to gracefully step off the tracks…but I don’t do it. I cling to the nostalgia of it all…like with milk…I mean. Me

Read More

it just depends on the thing

I’m not participating in this month’s NaBloPoMo, however when I saw today’s writing prompt I couldn’t resist jumping in for one day because I’ve recently talked about this whole situation with a friend. *And this is just my opinion…I’m not a qualified medical professional; I just grew up in an abusive family, had several years

Read More

my “hangover” parade

We live in a tourist area as I’ve mentioned a bazillion times before…and so our town does weird-ass things to attract tourists. Year-round. There. That should suffice as an explanation, when you wonder why I went to a Mardi Gras parade last night. Because yes. I know. It’s August. And I’m not still drunk. And

Read More

dance it out

My sweet friend had a really shitty day today, so I decided to cheer her up by expressing myself though finger dance; essentially. In reality, I hijacked random memes from the internet and strung them together. Like this. When push comes to shove… And… Then the next time the ugly people mess with you, just

Read More

got the sun in my eyes

Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous -Albert Einstein Eight months ago we met on a rainy day, at a crappy beach in the Virgin Islands. We drank overpriced fancy drinks and despite our age difference, we talked like long lost friends while our husbands chatted awkwardly, bought our drinks, and made sure we were

Read More

glasses, braces and oh my

I’m a contact virgin. I’m the nerdy kid who always wanted to wear glasses and braces, and I never got to wear either. Well, I used to roll up aluminum foil and mold it around my teeth to pretend I had braces, but I never actually got to officially wear real ones, I just sort

Read More