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When I grow up, I want to be me

Here are some things about me: I am tallish. I have short rapidly graying hair and I love it. I have three amazing little kids, two girls and a boy. I am married to an Irishman and I feel very lucky. I am a computer geek with people skills. I love Shakespeare. I am a runner. I love running. I have great friends. I have been told I am a good friend, as well. I love to cook. I love real food. Perhaps a bit too much that last one... I have a soprano singing voice, but you'd never guess ...
Here are some things about me: I am tallish. I have short rapidly graying hair and I love it. I have three amazing little kids, two girls and a boy. I am married to an Irishman and I feel very lucky. I am a computer geek with people skills. I love Shakespeare. I am a runner. I love running. I have great friends. I have been told I am a good friend, as well. I love to cook. I love real food. Perhaps a bit too much that last one... I have a soprano singing voice, but you'd never guess it by hearing me talk. My dream job - anything one can do remotely while hanging out on a beach in Baja California. I could be talked into being paid in surfing lessons and fresh orchard avocados. I love my family more than air.
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Member Since: 7/14/2010

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My Goals:
I want to be healthier and in better shape at 40 than I was at 20. I want my children to grow up in a healthy and fit family. Also, wouldn't mind shedding some pounds to gain a little speed either...

My Program:
I am in some sort of race training most of the year - a couple of half-marathons each year, sprinkled with miscellaneous shorter distances. I am using the nutrition tracker to keep my food consumption and portions in check and to make sure I am getting enough of what I need.

Personal Information:
I am from far away, but I live here now and it looks like I may stay a while longer. I was a punker as a kid, an alternagirl before there was such a thing in my twenties, and now I have no label other than Mama. Looking forward to again being just me once the kids get bigger... :)

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"The good news is there is only one hill. The bad news is - it's eight miles long."

"I don't 'like' food. I 'love' food. If I don't love it, I don't swallow."
Anton Ego, character in Pixar's "Ratatouille"

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NOTABOUTHEFACE
10/4/2010 9:20:00 PM

emoticon emoticon Thanks so much for celebrating DAYUM with me and the goodie! emoticon emoticon



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I.M.MAGIC
10/3/2010 11:57:28 PM

emoticon for your encouraging remarks on my blog. It's so nice to be appreciated! emoticon



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NOTABOUTHEFACE
9/30/2010 8:01:48 PM

Thanks for the blog comment! You're not the first one to compare it to a marriage and it's very, very true. Hope you're having a great day!



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SUNNYARIZONA
9/21/2010 6:17:17 AM

Yes AGREE with the wonderful smells along the Aspen Draw trail....an unexpected trail for me, but would love to take it alot slower, partly for the up hill trekking, and because I would have like to see the area and take it all in which I could not really do. Guess that is the draw back with hiking in a group.



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JILLINWONDER
9/16/2010 7:46:54 PM

I know what you mean -- I have three bright, beautiful, wonderful kids too. They're a long way from sitting in my lap anymore, but still bringing me delight!
You don't need me to tell you to enjoy every minute while they're small. emoticon



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