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That’s Crazy!

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I’m just going to say it.Running around a one mile course over and over again is crazy.Put that course on a fair ground in NJ, make sure it has no shade, add a rodeo to the center of it all, and put Mother Nature in a bad mood, and it is positively nuts. That’s exactly what my friends and I did, and I couldn’t be prouder of our accomplishments.
So, why did I do it?
It’s not about the running.Well, not as much as you might think.
I’ve compiled a list of the top 10 things Ultra Running has taught me:
1.  People who whine, tend not to finish.Don’t whine, it accomplishes nothing. 2.   It’s a lot of work, but don’t forget to have fun 3.   Actually doing something pretty awesome beats the heck out of those pithy little inspirational  quotes you find on the Internet. 4.   It’s not about the finish line. 5.   Mother Nature hates me.Screw it, I’m running anyways.
6.   Never underestimate the power of rest and food.They are my most powerful tools to keep             moving forward.
7.   Adapt.Overc…

Desperately Seeking Stillness

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I fill my days.  I don’t write that lightly.  I like to be busy.  I allow for little down time.  I find comfort in to-do lists…schedules…check boxes.   I move, even in my restless sleep.  I’m up early.  I’m up late.  I accomplish a lot.
I love the life I lead, and I am blessed.I have a supportive family that feels the greatest gift I can give is my time.I give it to the greatest extent I can.I’ve learned to appreciate those simple quiet moments like playing with my ridiculously obnoxious dog, making dinner together, letting loose a belly laugh, or just being present. I have a fulfilling job, where I can make a difference.I’m handy.I know how to use a hammer and nails.I can cook-well.I give of myself both in body to the Red Cross and in time to those less fortunate.I don’t say no when asked to help.I train.I train others. I accept challenges.I’m there for my kids.I’m there for my friends. I’m there for my husband.I’m there for my family.Whatever it is…I’m there.
I feel the repercussio…