Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 63: Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks

As you likely know - if you have read a few of my posts - I used to be a track athlete. A pretty decent one. [You can catch up on that here if you need to.] Since I quit competing - many, many years ago - I have tried a lot of other forms of … Continue reading Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 63: Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks

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Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 60: Flashback to Running at UC Davis

Another Saturday, another drive up to Davis. From where we are, in the Santa Cruz area, to Davis, is about a three-hour drive one-way. With traffic, it can take five. On the way home, after the game and dinner with the college girl, it can take about two hours. #timewarp Last weekend I mentioned we … Continue reading Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 60: Flashback to Running at UC Davis

Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 43: 3 Things I Wish I Had Tried

  I don't really have regrets at this point in my life. I'm essentially happy with where - and who - I am. Sure, I would like to be making more money so I could have my little apartment in Paris, or travel more often or further afield, but all in all I appreciate that … Continue reading Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 43: 3 Things I Wish I Had Tried

Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 37: My StrengthsFinder Results

I don't know about you, but I am totally into personality tests. I have taken many over my lifetime - from what motivates you? to the perfect job for your astrological sign and everything in between. I hang on to most of them - it's easy to these days when you just pop the email results into a mail … Continue reading Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 37: My StrengthsFinder Results

Days 7, 8, 9 and 10: On Appreciating My Achilles’ Heel

I ran last week. Well, I ran and walked. I alternated. But still - I ran! It felt so good! This is basically how I feel after I run about 10 meters: Of course,  I immediately feel better about myself once I am running. It's just the way I am built - running (and by … Continue reading Days 7, 8, 9 and 10: On Appreciating My Achilles’ Heel

**it can be heavy or it can be light

Once upon a time I had a big athletic goal. It was to be a good enough track athlete to compete internationally. Not necessarily the Olympics, I would have been happy enough to travel for a summer on the second tier international circuit. I knew two people who had done it, one of whom my … Continue reading **it can be heavy or it can be light