This morning my lumber (what I do on those trails by the lake cannot be called “running”) was interrupted, fabulously interrupted.  The sunrise was bouncing off the lake and buildings of downtown Madison, providing the perfect backdrop for the UW women’s crew team as they glided past me.  Two long, low crew-boats, filled with strong women, working together in near silence.  They were close enough to see the power in their arms and backs as they rowed. 

I was struck anew by the beauty of strength.  I ran a little harder and a little longer.    


About Sandie

A little background: A mother of 3, two boys and a girl. Married young to a good man. No longer young, but he is still a good man. Grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis, lived several years in small town Alaska, spent a couple years in the city of Madison, currently residing not too far from down town Anchorage. Drink a crazy amount of coffee. Fiercely loyal to my friends. Truly rabid in my defense of family. Beyond thankful that my God loves me enough to allow me to doubt and question.

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  1. Fun to read your musings, Sandie. Congrats on the weight loss. I know it isn’t easy.

    I look forward to hearing more of your life and times in Madison. Are you back in school yet? What do you plan to study? Someone here when I mentioned Dave’s change in work/study thought maybe you would learn massage. Sounds great!

    Love, Lynn

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