Life is a Rhetorical Question

Running, for me, is one of those things that takes a real effort to get motivated. People talk about a "runner's high" and how they love to commune with nature on a solo trek. Not me. I can't say I've ever hit an endorphin high other than the relief of seeing a finish line and … Continue reading Life is a Rhetorical Question

Define your beauty

The Victoria's Secret bag lay unopened on my bed. It was full of bathing suit options for our two upcoming summer trips, both of which involved beaches and water.  I didn't dare try on suits in the store, under the watch of a perky twenty-something-year-old that will lie and say, "Oh, that looks great on … Continue reading Define your beauty

Weighting for change

"It’s time for a change in outward appearance, be it a character, yourself, or someone in your life. In 500 words or less, write about a makeover of your choice (hair, clothes, makeup, facial hair for the menfolk), fictional or memoir/creative non-fiction. Let’s think about how physical appearance changes can affect the inner landscape."   … Continue reading Weighting for change

If Only I Got Paid to Look Good

We joined Life Time Fitness this week. Partly because it is literally 4 minutes from The Hare's gym, and partly because my 20th high school reunion is in October. I'm freaking out a bit. The big selling point was finding out that age 13 is considered an "adult" and The Tortoise can take classes with … Continue reading If Only I Got Paid to Look Good

The Naked Truth

I am 37 almost 38. This body has birthed two beautiful girls and kept up with a wonderful man for almost ten years of marriage. I've never been an athlete, but I've always tried to be mildly active. I am strong, beautiful and healthy. I know all this, so why then when my sweet husband decides to … Continue reading The Naked Truth