T plus 2 2

Dark clouds hovered over the east and a stiff wind blew cool air from the Gulf of Mexico. My bare feet slapped against the packed sand as salt water lapped around my feet. I ran south along the beach, the water on my left, leaving the quiet confines of our little resort, the Playacar Palace, ...

T-minus-1 2

It’s the eve of my last day, and emotions are running high. My emotions, anyway. This morning I went to work and started crying on the bike. I pulled back the tears so little m wouldn’t see my emotional state, but maybe that’s not the way to go. Sure, I’m worried about her seeing me ...

T-minus-6 1

Tonight, in the shower, I turned the water as cold as I could stand and let it wash over my head and neck and shoulders. I watched the cold water swirl around my feet and into the drain and I began to cry. I cried not out of fear for the future or out of ...

Countdown

We have a car in a garage until the end of July. We have an apartment paid through the end of July. I have a job that will pay me the remainder of my vacation time, through the end of July. M has a job that starts August 8. Looks like we have to move ...

T1GF

T1GF
Today I ran home in the rain. Well, a drizzle maybe. Not quite a full on downpour. I neglected to bring the rain cover for the running stroller and so relied on the built-in canopy to keep m dry. She smiled up at me from her dry perch, through the clear window at the top ...

Becoming reality 1

Becoming reality
Moving to New Mexico has been in the works for four years, since before residency. The idea was never something I specifically encouraged, but it wasn’t something I discouraged either. Despite the fact that I was born there I haven’t spent a great deal of time in my home state, especially in the last 15 ...

Missing it already

Day care had a Spring Arts Fair to show off the musical and artistic talents of the older kids in the school. Little m was not part of the program, but I have a lot of other friends with kids in the day care so I went to show my support. Apparently I am legend ...

Barefoot Running

Saw this great article on barefoot running on the New York Times website, and in the comments there was a link to a great video on barefoot running (below). I’m a big fan of the barefoot style (and I’ve worked my way up being able to actually run barefoot), but like one of the commenters ...

Keeping it in Perspective 2

Today I ran the fastest race of my life. I beat not only myself but also 5168 other runners in a four mile race that I finished literally with one shoe untied. 100 yards from the finish, I saw M and m waving for me and cheering me on. I felt invigorated at seeing them ...

Celebrate 9

Celebrate
Shortly after Boston, I wrote here about my next goal which was to place (1st, 2nd or 3rd) in my age group in a New York Road Runner’s race. I did some research and found that the only one that may work was today’s four mile Celebrate Israel run. Yes, today was the day. I ...