The following entries (from beginning runner to half marathon finisher) represents a continuing journey of tremendous grief and sorrow, and of transformation - largely through the therapeutic power of running. The sorrow that has broken my heart open wide has in time allowed me to experience the beauty of being in the present moment. And of course, without the support of family and friends to guide me, I would not have made it this far.

If you have lost someone in your life, I offer these words and verse (some Kristy's, some mine and others) with the hope it may touch your heart and help you heal.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016


like a game of solitaire
my mind keeps moving the pieces
it doesn't have time to stop

because i think about you
and i think about the ones
you loved

the game plays out
and each move tells the story

only i can't hit

it takes place instead in my dreams
when you are here
and then you are not

but yet i dream
and play the hand
over and over

whether i win or
whether i loose
the game goes on
and on

sometimes i rest