Where the going gets good

March 28th, 2008

I’ve been doing a little bit more running lately, because a little bit more than nothing is a quite a little bit more. The reason for all of it will roll around soon enough. My friends on the road thought I needed a touch of optimism to shade me from the harsh realities.

This morning I put on my new hat and my daughter saw it for the first time.

“Oh,” she said, accustomed to a world encapsulated in logos, “you must have gotten that at the Life is Good store.”

Yes, honey, I did. I got a lifetime supply at the Life is Good store. Let’s see how long it lasts me this time.


  1. oh this made me LOL…and i really, really needed to LOL on this end-of-a-very-long-week friday afternoon. xo

    have a great weekend, karen.

    Comment by Kirsten Michelle — March 28, 2008 @ 8:23 pm

  2. Rock on, Karen!

    Comment by Jena Strong — March 28, 2008 @ 8:33 pm

  3. A marathon? Whoa!

    Comment by Mama Zen — March 28, 2008 @ 9:21 pm

  4. You are amazing. You were there for me the whole time I was gone, and you’re still here for me now. I am so grateful.

    Comment by Lisa — March 28, 2008 @ 11:07 pm

  5. I am definitely going to start shopping there in my mind ASAP. It sure beats the going out of business sales in my neighborhood.

    Yay for you and the marathon! I just read somewhere in the last day or so that there is new physiological evidence that running makes you high. How many miles to euphoria, or maybe just to life is good?

    Comment by TZT — March 29, 2008 @ 12:08 am

  6. Tracy,
    It’s the shortest mile you’ll ever travel, and the farthest distance to transcend.

    Comment by Karen — March 29, 2008 @ 12:19 am

  7. May it last always. AFter all, I don’t think it is a store that takes returns or exchanges.

    Comment by marta — March 29, 2008 @ 3:44 am

  8. Loved reading your interview over at Bella’s. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

    Comment by Mary Ann (Moanna) — March 29, 2008 @ 4:36 am

  9. I’ve been enjoying your blog for a while now, thank you. I also read your interview at Bella’s. Best of luck with running the marathon here in Chicago.

    A good friend of mine is a columnist with the Plain Dealer in Cleveland and she wrote a story recently about her Life is Good hat and how it made the rounds with several women who were being treated for breast cancer. Thought I’d pass it along:



    Comment by karla — March 29, 2008 @ 1:26 pm

  10. I read your interview at Bella’s. I loved getting to know you better. You’re a beautiful woman inside and out.

    Comment by Shelli — March 30, 2008 @ 3:13 am

  11. Ooooh – a marathon! I’ve managed a half-marathon, I just don’t know about doubling that. Somehow, though, I think you’ll manage just fine. :o)

    Comment by Shalet — March 30, 2008 @ 5:38 am

  12. hi, I read your interview with Bella. I was searching for inspiration today and she often gives it effortlessly. I loved your resonses and have been enjoying reading your blog.
    thank you.

    Comment by Honey — March 30, 2008 @ 10:11 am

  13. as i sit here in the hospital with my son, feeling a bit down, i happen to click on your blog and see this entry. how very appropriate.

    thanks for the gentle reminder that even through the tough days, Life IS Good.

    once again, just as when i read your book, your truthful words help me to be a better mom…

    with gratitude,


    Comment by tammy — March 30, 2008 @ 3:23 pm

  14. Cool. As the child and sibling of marathoners, I appreciate the dedication involved with training. I spent my childhood cheering on my parents from the sidelines. On October 12th, my daughters and I will be cheering you on from West Virginia.

    Comment by Kristin H. — March 30, 2008 @ 5:16 pm

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