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February 8th 2015
Of all of the places I've gone, running the Champs-Élysées to the Eiffel Tower was my favorite. Best out &... READ MORE
February 2nd 2015
If you know me at all, you know I love running. What you might not realize is that I didn't start... READ MORE
August 6th 2012
6 months ago I busted my foot.   I knew it was coming but was not prepared for the pain. This isn't... READ MORE
January 14th 2012
I'm a barefoot runner. I'm a woman. I live in one of the richest communities in the US. I feel... READ MORE
August 10th 2011
Vast cornfields, low-hanging fog, the occasional deer, more trees than even God can count, small dirty houses on 10 acres... READ MORE
July 3rd 2011
Running is healing. It helps me grow, pushes my boundaries, gives me goals, and allows me to sweat out my... READ MORE
May 24th 2011
  I've never been one for going with the flow, doing what everyone else is doing. I was never the person... READ MORE
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The Loss of My First Love
December 21, 2015
December 2004.  Sacramento, California. Freshly divorced. Adoption day.   Your foster mom brought you over. We watched you intently. You took in
The Secrets of Letting Go
August 26, 2015
It was Valentine’s Day.  A secret day.  Today, she would marry him. At 23, she knows what she
No More Should-ing On Myself
July 7, 2015
  “If God gives such attention to the wildflowers - most of which are never even
Struggling With Purpose
June 13, 2015
The breeze blows through big open windows rustling the white drapes. The oppressive heat hasn’t fully arrived yet
As You Are. Not As You Should Be.
April 21, 2015
  Hi. My name is Melanie and I feel like a failure on a daily basis.
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