the best damn bowl of oatmeal!

Well, it would seem I am a runner now. Because I run all the time. And I just completed my first 10 km. Without stopping. And enjoyed it. I’m also using GPS to track my distance, and thinking about carbohydrates, and water, and lactic acid, and stretching, and sweatbands, and loose fitting synthetic shirts, and water-resistant socks. This all makes it official. 

One of the most important things for my new ‘running’ self is proper nutrition to give me energy for my longer runs. Today I’m planning a 10 km in the rain, and feel the need for some good calories. So I made this – the best damn bowl of oatmeal in existence!


In it? Oats, flax seed, wheat bran, hemp seeds, almond milk, bananas, organic dried strawberries, organic raisins, cinnamon and pure local maple syrup. 

If that won’t get you running, I don’t know what will! Yum, yum, yuuuuum. 



the art of becoming


At 5:30 am this morning, running in solitude, breathing the mountains into my lungs, I felt that visceral, sublime feeling of BECOMING. I was not a runner 8 months ago, and now I am. I did not feel free in my body, and now I do. I couldn’t stand being alone, and now I relish those beautiful, quiet moments when I am a friend to myself.

The heart leaps in a particular direction, and the body moves, and over a process of time you become, you get to the new places and ways of being. The heart goes first – desire – and then the body moves – action.

Desire and action. 

Desire and action.

Desire and action.

The art of becoming in a nutshell.