Inspiration

November is National Novel Writing Month

It’s official. I am going to write a novel and I am going to do it in 30 days. Yep. 30 days. I joined NaNoWriMo which is short for National Novel Writing Month. It is a challenge to writers to write their novel in 30 days, or more specifically, to write 50 thousand words. It […]

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Are you a Drifter

Maybe We look at Hard Decisions Wrong

I have a tough time with hard decisions. I overthink every pro and con and often err on the side of safety. One of the traits people often say I possess is a level head on my shoulders, so even though I really would like to select the more daring option, I don’t. It isn’t

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Confessions of a Struggling Runner

Confessions of a Struggling Runner

So, I have a confession. I am a struggling runner. Yes, I admit it. I wasn’t always a struggling runner. Actually, I wasn’t always a runner. When my friend suggested we run a half marathon I was all for it. I’m not sure why other than the fact I was bored with just walking. I

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Six Tips for Running Your First Race

Six Tips for Running Your First Race

Previously, in my blog post titled, “How I Became a Runner,” I spoke briefly about training for my first race. The training is hard, no doubt. It takes a mental and physical stamina that must be developed. It isn’t the training that keeps some people away from racing. Interestingly, I know several people who put

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Why I Quit My Day Job

One month ago today, I followed through with a radical decision. I decided to leave my job and start this blog, among other adventures. This decision did not come lightly, nor is it without its drawbacks, but I know it was the right decision for me. Don’t get me wrong. I didn’t hate my job.

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