Choose differently

It’s the middle of August and I’m sitting in the driver’s seat of my car parked in front of the DMV, debating whether I should wait or leave. I’m angry and frustrated with my husband, on what happens to be our 2nd wedding anniversary. I had just spent my morning trying to get my new South Carolina license, even though I knew I didn’t have the proper proof of address, but my husband insisted we go anyway, thinking maybe they’d overlook it or let it slide. So when I went up to the lady at the counter and handed over […]

The grass is always greener

On one of my training runs for the Flying Pig Marathon this year, I decided to listen to a podcast. I was doing a 14-mile long run on a blustery, sunny Saturday and wanted something that would keep my mind occupied for a good hour, so I chose Marie Forleo’s interview with Tony Robbins. As it tends to happen when I listen to podcasts, my mind heard something that grabbed its attention, prompting it to go off in its own direction. I found myself so distracted from the conversation that I had to pause the episode just to allow myself […]

What would they do?

You registered for a marathon, but now you don’t feel like getting your long run in. You said this was the year you were finally going to eat healthy and get in a gym routine, but now you just want to order a pizza (and eat the entire thing in one sitting). You promised you’d pay off your debt and watch your spending so you wouldn’t have to worry about paying rent, but now your friends are going shopping and you could really use a new pair of boots. You’ve put aside time every day to work on that side […]

What would life look like?

I look at the clock. It’s after 10 p.m., the time I’d promise myself I’d be in bed by. The alarm I had set for 9:30 p.m. had already gone off and, as I had done every time before, I turned it off and went right back to what I was working on. Which in this case is skimming through web pages for workouts to try. I finally close my laptop and head to the bathroom to shower, feeling disappointed and frustrated with myself. All I did when I got home from work was make dinner, set up my new […]