Cross Training: A Lenten Reflection

I am a runner and, although I'm not going to win for speed any time soon, I am satisfied in my steadily-increasing pace. As odd as it sounds, I credit much of this consistency to my shoes. A devout patron of Brooks, I am more than a little happy with my pairs of their "Ghost"…

Toasty Summer

Ah, summer... when this Scottish gal turns a bit less pasty, nothing feels better than reading in the pool, and the beach hair makes its comeback... But this summer has turned toasty in more ways than one! As a runner, I've been waking up early to beat the relentless Arizona heat. I love my morning…

Running for Perspective

I love to run, but unless I have a really good soundtrack or running buddy, abhor running on treadmills or tracks because I do not run merely for exercise, I run for perspective. This is why I cannot run on a track only. After a while, I get bored watching the same people play the…

A Sunset Reflection 

I took this photo on a sunset run and added the words (surprise! They were not actually fabulous skywriting!) as I was doing some reading later. The exercise, combined with the wisdom of St. Hildegard, were a welcome relief to an emotional day.  Sometimes on overcast days like today, we fail to remember the sun.…

The Eroica 10k

Calling all runners and musicians! Thanks to my music history class, I have of late become obsessed with Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55, better known as the "Eroica Symphony." "Eroica" means "Heroic" in case you did not figure that out for yourself and this musical adventure is just that: heroic. It…