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tonight’s “just get out the door” rewards

It has been a whirlwind of a couple of weeks. Parent teacher conferences, TCAP state testing, time change, interview committee for new hires, sinus infection with a major dose of drugs…and oh yeah, we run our 1/2 marathon this weekend in Moab. Deep. Breath. As one of my colleagues so brilliantly said, I’ve already ran the marathon. So as I was driving home today, my motivation to get that one last light run in, waxing and waning as the sun dipped behind the horizon, I thought this: Just get out the door. I didn’t need a grand run. A fast Read More

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tonight's "just get out the door" rewards

It has been a whirlwind of a couple of weeks. Parent teacher conferences, TCAP state testing, time change, interview committee for new hires, sinus infection with a major dose of drugs…and oh yeah, we run our 1/2 marathon this weekend in Moab. Deep. Breath. As one of my colleagues so brilliantly said, I’ve already ran the marathon. So as I was driving home today, my motivation to get that one last light run in, waxing and waning as the sun dipped behind the horizon, I thought this: Just get out the door. I didn’t need a grand run. A fast Read More

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look down to look up

One of the most memorable moments in my yoga practice for me, to date, is the time I rolled over from Savasana into cradled side position–which is the way I always sleep. The instructor gently but confidently brought to our attention that in this moment, we are reminded that the Earth is always there, beneath us, supporting us, lifting us, sustaining us. Always. there. How beautiful. So today, as I set this intention: notice your feet on the ground all day I frequently was drawn to that image: innocence resting on the ground, supported and sustained. I realized as I Read More

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I'll meet you on the swing.

This season for lent, I am trying something new to reconnect with God and my soul. Today Dave and I went outside, sat quietly and peacefully on our wondrous swing, gazing into the budding-beneath-the-surface forest, sweating in the warm Spring sun. It was gloriously simple and beautiful.  2 / go outside and sit in silence for 10 minutes, even if it’s cold & enjoy the quiet.

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I’ll meet you on the swing.

This season for lent, I am trying something new to reconnect with God and my soul. Today Dave and I went outside, sat quietly and peacefully on our wondrous swing, gazing into the budding-beneath-the-surface forest, sweating in the warm Spring sun. It was gloriously simple and beautiful.  2 / go outside and sit in silence for 10 minutes, even if it’s cold & enjoy the quiet.

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Play

With the snow, ice, and illness hovering around these parts, we have not been able to run as much as we’d like/should. Especially considering that this is our base-building time and next week we up the mileage. Ugh oh. Needless to say, today’s run was rough. So what’d we do about that? Well…we played. We stopped to enjoy the scenery of this gorgeous and mild winter day. We stopped to hear the bubble of a brook beneath its frozen topcoat. And we delighted in the childlike delight of our dog, frolicking freely.