It’s not all for nothing

Two weeks from now, at the exact time I’m writing this, I will be in the very early miles of the Chicago Marathon. This thought is both exhilarating and nauseating. I’ve been looking forward to running this marathon since I decided to start running marathons. I was thrilled when I was able to secure my spot at the starting line back in April through the race’s lottery system and I started training in early June. I’ve been mentally and physically preparing for this for a long time. But it’s also brought a tidal wave of nerves — nerves I haven’t […]

Choose Alignment Over Fear

What if the decisions you’ve made have been rooted in fear? I’m not really sure where the question came from and why it popped into my head while I was driving home from work. Perhaps it had been there for a long time, lurking somewhere deep in my subconscious, just waiting for the right moment to slap me upside my head and force me to face reality. Apparently that moment was sometime after 5:30 p.m. while heading eastbound on I-94. I suppose the question came up because I already knew the answer — yes, I’ve made a lot of decisions […]