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Life's too short, enjoy it

Friday, December 12, 2014      2 comments

Ever since I started a new job in August, my schedule has become tighter, busier, sometimes insane. It takes me up to 2X longer to commute than to my former job, costs 2X as much in gas, plus tolls if I take the tollway, for less than 50% of wha... Read more

Making progress, one step at a time

Sunday, November 09, 2014      0 comments

Well, I haven't completely given up, yet. I'm still training for what will likely be my last marathon, and making a bit of progress every long run. I've finally been able to run a mile without stopping. Yesterday, I ran 4 miles from my hous... Read more

The long walk...

Monday, September 22, 2014      0 comments

Since February, after switching to a different make of running shoe, I've been fighting plantar fasciitis. Not a good thing for a runner/endurance athlete! Not that I'm at all talented as an athlete, but, I do have trophies, rankings, a feature ... Read more

time flies

Wednesday, September 10, 2014      4 comments

June: quit my job, but, hubby won't let me retire July: my 4yo grandson spent the month - he learned to swim, ride a bike, how to color, play with clay; started a wellness program Aug: went on Fed gov't contract, lower pay, longer comm... Read more

Life's a beach...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014      3 comments

and sometimes you just need to share it with someone.... Read more

5.16 mi on the trail felt pretty good

Saturday, August 02, 2014      1 comments

The Plano Balloon Festival HM is on Sep 21 and I need my feet ready! As I've only been able to walk just a few days all month, I've only been doing 2-3 miles on my weekday routes, swimming on weekends. So, this morning, I decided to see how my f... Read more

What a July this has been!

Thursday, July 31, 2014      0 comments

Since July 3, I've had our 4yo Grandson in my charge. He returned home with his father today, and My Darling Groom and I are feeling the emptiness in our home, We had so much fun: watching the 4th of July fireworks, teaching him how to swim, wor... Read more

Plant this fasciitis in the ground, already!

Monday, June 23, 2014      2 comments

Since April, I've been fighting plantar fasciitis. I finally had to break down and get a cortisone shot, then had new custom orthotics made for my running shoes. I also spent a few weeks in a boot cast. For the past week or so, however, my heel ... Read more

My daughter's first Triathlon

Monday, June 09, 2014      0 comments

was yesterday and so much fun! It could be called a super sprint, as the distances for all 3 disciplines are shorter than a standard sprint, and great for first-timers, rookies building experience, or advanced triathletes using it for training o... Read more

36 years + 2

Wednesday, June 04, 2014      2 comments

Yesterday, My Darling Groom and I celebrated our 36th Anniversary, and we've been together 38. We married a little later than our friends, lasted longer than our friends, even lived longer than some of our friends (somewhat depressing). Wha... Read more

Stuff happens, and then you move on...

Monday, June 02, 2014      2 comments

I didn't think I had been away THIS long, but, looks like I have! Finishing out 2013 was no fun: - my Director was making my job miserable and I wanted out - my Darling Groom was diagnosed with skin cancer AND emphysema (it gets worse...)... Read more

Tri hard, run faster

Saturday, November 02, 2013      3 comments

November, already, time flies when you're either too busy or getting old! After the planned last Tri of my season got rained out, I registered at the last minute for another one a week later. It was very short: 150yd indoor swim, 5.5 miles ... Read more

Anniversary of 9/11

Wednesday, September 11, 2013      2 comments

12 years later and we should not forget the horrible loss of lives from foreign terrorist attacks against this country that shook us and the world into a new, dreadful reality. My Darling Groom was saved by a twist of fate that diverted him and ... Read more

Struggled through swim workout

Wednesday, September 11, 2013      2 comments

I woke up in the dark of early morning and pulled on the running clothes I set out in my bathroom. However, one step outside into heavy humidity made me change my mind and text my Coach that I'll be heading to the pool, instead. She started... Read more

Some people!

Tuesday, September 03, 2013      1 comments

Some people in this world are so miserable that they just don't know how to be any other way, and that's terribly sad. Worse, why do I attract such miserable people? I admit that I've never been a bubbly, cheerleader type, and I think that'... Read more


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