The Spaces We Fill

When we have a blank canvas in front of us, the tendency is to fill it up with colors, lines, textures… anything to make the space feel beautiful, meaningful, or well, just to put something there. For the first time in a long time, my future is suddenly a wide open space. It’s as if forContinue reading “The Spaces We Fill”

Three Days in the Smokies

Greetings from the Appalachian Folk School in Mountain City, Tennessee, where I’ll be posted up until next week when I attempt to run a women’s supported fastest known time of the 71 mile traverse of the Great Smoky Mountains, AKA the Smokies Challenge Adventure Run (SCAR)! I spent this past Thursday through Saturday doing reconContinue reading “Three Days in the Smokies”

Promise Land 50K Recap

Photo by Jay Proffitt You know that feeling when you find yourself out in the middle of the woods, leg muscles burning, slogging along at a snail’s pace, feeling queasy like you might puke at any moment, thinking, “This isn’t fun anymore!” and “What am I even doing out here?” I was in the midstContinue reading “Promise Land 50K Recap”

The Open Road

“What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks disappearing? —It’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy adventure beneath the skies.” -Jack Kerouac Two days ago I kissed my husband AndrĂ© goodbye, gaveContinue reading “The Open Road”


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