Life's too short, enjoy it
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
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...
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
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...
and sometimes you just need to share it with someone.... Read more
5.16 mi on the trail felt pretty good
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!
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!
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
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
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...
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
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
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
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 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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