Moe, for better or worse

This blog used to be called "one year in the life of a short fat runner"; then it was called "Am I a runner? you decide." I've decided running isn't the thing I need to talk about'll come up for sure, but it's just one part of me, so I think I'll just call this blog: Moe, for better or worse.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

happiness is...

I was in the bath this morning with my feet up against the end of the tub, near the taps and looked at my pink toenails, recently scrubbed and buffed and painted, and thought...I love my painted toenails! Look how cute! They make me happy!!!

I'd told someone yesterday I was "squishy"...when asked what I meant, I replied, "happy fluttery, butterfly tummy and zingy heart."

as opposed to "soggy".


My trip to Madison kicked off a summer of fun and plans and travel. I am feeling better than I have in weeks about my personal life and better about myself than I have in years, if ever. I have dear friends in all corners of the country, and I am so lucky as to have seen many of them last weekend and will see many more in the coming months.

Those painted toes are going to get a lot of action.

They will take me one day excursions with friends and might get dipped in the cold Atlantic this weekend, if I'm lucky. They will be strolling the streets of Seattle with friends and colleagues in just 2 weeks, then picking up the pace and running in a 4th of July road race with another dear friend. Then off to the city of brotherly love, this time testing the water in a pool for the day, and taking me out on a midnight run through Philly that night. They will peek out of a fabulous pair of sandals for my 40th birthday and then will plunged into that same Atlantic Ocean, not quite so frigid this time but no less inviting. And the summer ends, they will take me out to run, more than once, in the course of a few days to get me from the mountains, back to my beloved Atlantic.

It always come back to the ocean. That squishy feeling I mentioned??? Just drop me by the sea and it will come to me.

I wonder what color I should paint my toes next? What color does each adventure feel like?


Blogger sauconRunner said...

Great post, Maureen! I can picture you saying it!

May 29, 2008 2:10 PM  
Blogger Rudy Martinez said...

Your feet need their own event coordinators and stylists, I see.

A pedi-posse!!!

You are going to have an awesome summer!!!

May 29, 2008 3:26 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

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May 29, 2008 4:21 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

Me thinks it's Hoodoo Voodoo. Check it:

May 29, 2008 4:22 PM  
Blogger kotzebue said...

Glad to see a sunny side of Maureen!

You & Melis are both joining the ranks of the uber-cool 40s! I look forward to such excellent company!

May 29, 2008 4:47 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

:) I think one color for your adventures this summer must be that cool green that mrs. oache was sporting the other day.

May 29, 2008 10:38 PM  
Blogger FrankJ71 said...

Sunny Maureen, me likey! Always nice to see you in good spirits hon!

May 30, 2008 2:08 AM  
Blogger phdatc said...

Adventure is RED!!! :D

May 30, 2008 11:46 AM  
Blogger Joe said...

I lean toward blue, but I'm kinda' boring like that ;)

May 31, 2008 1:50 AM  

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