Keep on keepin’ on

Running Buddha, Zaimu Challenge
Today I woke up on time, then promptly fell asleep. I strive to wiggle out of bed around 4:45, but this morning's rain gave me permission to push that back. Since I couldn't run as I intended, I slept instead. Despite the extra sleep and snuggling with my boo, I was still sleepy throughout the day. I blame the rain and subsequent clouds. I perked up later on when the sun won out. [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="315"] Allyson Felix[/caption] Reminding myself of yesterday's victories, I scheduled and scored some today by eating a frog early and then making my way through some easier, yet still dreaded, tasks. I also planned my approach to an ongoing project so I can stop making excuses and gain momentum. There are still a couple of things left to do…
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Half the distance, twice the win

Personal Narrative
It rained forever and a day. Seriously. Forever, then 24 more hours of rain. It was probably more like a week, but it really seemed the clouds would never cry themselves out. I run. And while I engage in a variety of exercise programs, running outdoors is my favorite. It's lovely to watch the sun rise. To smell the flowers and pine trees and whatever else is on my running trail. To listen to birds as they sing, or fight or just say hello. It's corny. It's great. I love it. And thanks to The Rain, I couldn't run. For days. (Forever). Then The Rain stopped. The local runners waited a day for The Dry because we knew our trail would be flooded or overrun with unpassable puddles, slick with wet leaves and what…
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In case you missed it…

Personal Narrative
2010 marked the end of graduate school, and the end of writing by committee for a while. In 2011, I planned to write for self. And I did. Sort of. But not as much as I envisioned. In 2012, I wrote more often than years past. And I wrote about things that were intellectually and/or emotionally fulfilling. This was especially true in August, when I participated in Tayari's WriteLikeCrazy and Aliya's 30 in 30 (30 blogs in 30 days) challenge. As a category, my 30-in-30 posts were the most rewarding to write and many of them ranked among the highest views for the year. Creating time to write, and mustering courage to share my writing were two challenges I battled for nearly every post this year. But I did create the time. And…
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