The lie of insignificance #TheRunningWriter

How can you be a light in such a dark world? How can you, just one person, make an impact on anyone?

Sometimes you feel pretty small and insignificant in such a big crazy world. But you’re not.

I’ve often asked myself how can I make an impact on anything, I’m just me? This world is huge and filled with some pretty amazing people, I’m just me.

Don’t believe the lie of insignificance.

You can make a difference by just being nice. Offering a smile to people you meet. Saying hello, even to strangers. Holding a door open. Making eye contact when you talk with people. Letting someone go in front of you in line.

All those things, as small as they seem, impact people.

Be the positivity you wish you saw more of each day. You’ll make an impact!

Down time #TheRunningWriter

Everyone needs down time, but we so often don’t have time to take downtime.

Can you relate?

Well, sometimes it’s forced upon you in one form or another. For me, these past five days, a wicked head and chest cold knocked my feet out from beneath me.

I’ve spent lots of time balled up beneath the blankets, sleeping off the fever, trying not to break a rib as I cough my lungs out…you get the picture.

While I despise being sick, because who has the time, it’s a big reminder that I need to slow down once in a while. It’s a big reminder to appreciate my health when it’s good. And an even bigger reminder of how blessed I am to be able to work at a job with pretty awesome people and run the trails with my trail peeps!

Hopefully today is my last day of seclusion. I will for sure return to the land of the living with a new and fresh attitude of thanksgiving and appreciation!

Keep moving #TheRunningWriter

I run in the dark a lot for a couple reasons: 1) I live in the desert and sometimes it’s just so stinking hot out I have to start early to avoid the sun. 2) I have a day job, so I’ve got to get my workout done before I leave.

I don’t particularly like running in the dark because it’s a little spooky and I can’t see super well. Sure. I carry lots of light, but it’s still dark. I can’t see everything around me and that makes me feel out of control.

Kind of like life sometimes, huh?

Feeling out of control is the worst. We spend our time planning, trying to prepare for anything that might come our way, but we can’t see everything. We won’t ever be able to.

We just have to keep moving a little bit every day. Some days we get to see more of our surroundings and we take bigger steps forward. Some days the steps are small and they are scary because we can see ahead very well.

Keep moving, though. You can do it.