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Yikes - Need to take a break from SP!

Friday, July 26, 2013      3 comments

Hey all, As I watch the emails mount up without a response and time dwindle away, I realize something has to go -- at least for a season! So sorry (why do we always feel like we are letting people down when we have to be wise about time??... Read more

Finally, an update!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013      4 comments

Really, has it been since March that I wrote? Too much has happened to fill everyone in on one blog, so let me touch on the high points. Travel: I have taken 3 trips since I wrote last. One was to Texas where I taught a seminar and ended ... Read more

A View From My Window

Monday, March 11, 2013      8 comments

Wednesday, March 6th, after nearly 48 hours of emigration, airports and flying – Dhaka, Singapore, Tokyo, San Francisco, Salt Lake City then home to Billings, Montana---I am finally back at work on a normal schedule. Hubby and I spent two ... Read more

The Morning 10K and Training for Life

Wednesday, February 13, 2013      4 comments

After a rather roller-coaster end of 2012, 2013 is ramping up to be a another year of changes, activity and keeping an even keel. It must look like I have no control in life, but truthfully it isn't just me -- I live with (and love) an adventure... Read more

Finally Off SP Break

Sunday, January 20, 2013      9 comments

Hi Friends, It feels like forever since I had the chance to touch base with my SP friends! For nearly two years I remained consistently on SP in one way or another but it became clear about 6 weeks ago that I couldn't keep up with all that ... Read more

Big Changes and A Break

Wednesday, December 05, 2012      12 comments

Greetings all you who still know who I am :) I have been absent for a while. Here is what has been going on. Last week hubby lost his job -- he was laid off from the non-profit we both work for. We all knew big changes were coming but it d... Read more

A Wintery Morning Run and Job Security?

Monday, November 26, 2012      7 comments

After finally getting a bit caught up on the house work that was left to go to seed while I was doing all my fall trips, I set up a new running plan for December. I had another motivation as well to get back on track food and exercise wise -- we... Read more

A Short Run and Interesting Sound

Tuesday, November 20, 2012      3 comments

I arrived home Sunday afternoon after traveling every weekend since October 1. I have only slept in my own bed about 11 times and was quite eager to be home. After my return from NYC two weeks ago I haven't run at all. It was originally sc... Read more

NYC Marathon - An Experience of a Different Sort

Thursday, November 08, 2012      21 comments

As you can imagine, after months and months of training and anticipation, the news of hurricane Sandy heading toward New York City was watched very closely by the little group of people who made up “Team Friesen.” Fred from Queens, Ruth from Vir... Read more

NYC Marathon -- Will we make it?

Wednesday, October 31, 2012      10 comments

Just a short update -- this is probably the longest I have been "MIA" from SP. I miss commenting on blogs, participating with teams, etc. but when life gets challenging it is best to make wise priorities and that is what I have been focusing on... Read more

Survived the Weekend

Sunday, September 23, 2012      6 comments

Let me start by saying thank you to all those who wished me well on my long run! It went great! Surprisingly great! I was out the door by 4:30 am (I needed to get done in time for breakfast with the grandson). It was one of those mornings when t... Read more

Keeping Up With the Torture Sisters

Friday, September 21, 2012      6 comments

To be honest, I am weary. While it's really mostly physical weariness (last week was big and the first part of this week was quite stressful), my heart and mind are weary as well. So pushing myself out the door early each morning for a run has ... Read more

Return to Work and Grandchild #4

Wednesday, September 19, 2012      8 comments

Well, it was a loooonnnnnggg week in Denver last week, but I survived. I was only able to put in 11 miles of treadmill running. But despite that, I was faithful to the plan of working hard all week and being fully in the moment in the right way ... Read more

The Long Run and Long Week Ahead

Sunday, September 09, 2012      4 comments

Greetings all! Well, it was a week for the books. Hard, long, busy, short nights, but I made it through. The training I was in charge of went well, the BBQ for all our staff prior to heading to Denver for the annual conference went well, bu... Read more

The Long Run and Long Week Ahead

Sunday, September 09, 2012      1 comments

Greetings all! Well, it was a week for the books. Hard, long, busy, short nights, but I made it through. The training I was in charge of went well, the BBQ for all our staff prior to heading to Denver for the annual conference went well, bu... Read more


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