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when the forecast has told you
for the past 2 days

"it’s gonna be hot"

and you look outside at
3:00 
and see that it’s raining

you get your running shoes on
and take this puppy for a run.

(so when you’re laying on the couch
watching the world cup, later,
you don’t feel like such
a slacker.)

a little perk.
lazy summer.

when the forecast has told you
for the past 2 days

"it’s gonna be hot"

and you look outside at
3:00 
and see that it’s raining

you get your running shoes on
and take this puppy for a run.

(so when you’re laying on the couch
watching the world cup, later,
you don’t feel like such
a slacker.)

a little perk.
lazy summer.

Filed under running rain summerrun run runningpuppy getoutside

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I love love love love-d this bookNot because I am ‘breaking up’or anythingdramatic
… not even because it’s arty{read the book, you’ll understand}
But because Min wrote this to Ed:"[it] made me, not sad but I guess melancholy, for a reason I couldn’t point to" on page two-eighty-six.
Because that is just like how my memoriesareof so many things.
And so it feels good to not beyou knowalone in that.

I love love love love-d this book

Not because I am ‘breaking up’
or anything
dramatic

… not even because it’s arty
{read the book, you’ll understand}

But because Min wrote this to Ed:
"[it] made me, not sad but I guess melancholy, for a reason I couldn’t point to" on page two-eighty-six.

Because that is just like how my memories
are
of so many things.

And so it feels good to not be
you know
alone in that.

Filed under books goodbook goodreads daniel handler notjustlemonysnickett breakingup read

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[Insert Photo Here]

You know those times
Where

An hour later you realize
I should’ve gotten a picture

But the picture is in your head
Like you snapped one / anyway

A week at home
With family
Old friends
New friends

The photos in my head
do more justice

Than the ones I forgot to take.

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Sad Ice Cream

On most days
I have come to terms with
"Nut Intolerance."

It’s like a nut allergy
with a longer explanation.

No.  I won’t die.
But life will suck
for a while.

Today
I ventured out

Yay!
Seems safe enough

I had even glanced at the label
like always, in the store.

Not until I get home
I look closer

Oh…. what’s that?

Sad.

(and for all of you saying “coconut doesn’t count as a nut!” Well, for me it does.  Trust me, I know.  It’s related to a pistachio, or something close enough to ruin my days if I eat it.)

Filed under benandjerrys icecream sad nodessert noneformethanks sad icecream

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Across the Years; 2013-14

I’ll tell you the ending first:
I ran 101 miles
and got myself another Buckle.

Now for the dirty details:
aching legs
tired eyes
and swollen feet.

But also there were:sisters
friends
Family

All showing up to find out:
what could they do against
The Clock
Their Bodies

Your Own Mind.

Some dreamt of
Constant Forward Motion

Some dreamt of Miles

and personal highs and lows
were seen, felt
accomplishments met
fears, questions answered.

I left that dirt track with
an engraved glass
a belt buckle
memories
and
friendships that couldn’t possibly
be forged
anywhere else on Earth

and that was January 1st.

Happy New Year.

Hour 24 - group! (New Years Eve, morning)

Me - I’m done!!

Filed under acrosstheyears aty ultra ultramarathon ultrarunning aravaipa aravaiparunning run Run Challenge newyear 2014