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Sunday, November 22, 2015      14 comments

I have a lot to be Thankful for. My husband beat cancer this year. I have a job I love. I get to run. And I'm pretty happy right now. My brother and his family have moved to Texas. They just had twin girls. I've got some wonderfully spoile... Read more

Our Honeymoon in The Woodlands

Sunday, November 01, 2015      22 comments

My Uncle passed away this week. He had been an alcoholic and a heavy smoker his whole life. About six weeks ago, he found out he had cancer. He quit drinking and quit smoking. We had the only sober conversation we had ever had. He told me h... Read more

Scale is on the move again!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015      17 comments

I am simply stopping at 1200-1500 calories a day. I am measuring. I am counting calories. I am not banning any particular food or limiting myself to any kind of list. But I am making very good choices. I'm following a lot of the food choice... Read more

Honey-Do Weekend

Saturday, October 24, 2015      13 comments

My running has been so much more consistent now that we have a treadmill so I don't feel as much pressure to try to fit in some super run on Saturday morning to burn 2,000 calories in half a day and then be wiped out and not finish everything on... Read more

Huntsville Half Marathon: And the wall comes down!

Saturday, October 17, 2015      18 comments

This half-marathon is particularly difficult because it has some huge hills and it's a double loop course so when you get through it all the first time, you know you have to do it all over again. And it starts on a steep hill that rises for the... Read more

My reStart! Happy New Year!!

Saturday, October 10, 2015      15 comments

I had thought that I gained weight at a faster rate than what I could lose it at. It was easy to want to believe this because it made me feel better about having gained so much. It sure seems that way on a day to day basis. Here's something ... Read more


Saturday, October 03, 2015      17 comments

I feel pretty low. And heavy and slow. My weight is back up. My running pace is down. I am at a point where I either keep sliding back or I dig deep and push forward. I am trying to find that excitement that I had. I am trying to want ... Read more

Twice As Nice

Monday, September 14, 2015      15 comments

Yesterday was the baby shower for my brother and sister-in-law and the anticipated twin girls. I had decided to make a watermelon carving for the event. Then I decided to do this that morning at their house so I wouldn't have to transport it s... Read more

Galveston Causeway 10K

Saturday, September 12, 2015      16 comments

I think when I'm seventy I will refuse to be old. I will be that runner that gets first in age group for being the only one to show up. But today, wow, I am feeling OLD! Everything hurts. So I had a tough work week and running on little sle... Read more

Fall Training is ramping up

Monday, September 07, 2015      16 comments

At 5:45 am, I became painfully aware of the alarm going off. But not sure of the time. I would have passed back out but my new kitten took a bite out of me because morning alarm means I should get up and feed him. In fact, I had set three ala... Read more

Fox in Socks

Wednesday, August 26, 2015      16 comments

It is probably the pent up stress from my new job. . . Last night, I NEEDED a good long run. Nothing was going to keep me from it. By three in the afternoon, I had texted my running buddy and we were on to meet at the state park. By five, ... Read more

A Change in Jobs

Friday, August 21, 2015      20 comments

Today is my last day at my current job and Monday morning, I hit the ground running on my new job! Things had been really tough at my current job for a long time as my boss was doing things that were in the 'grey area' and I did suspect her of ... Read more

Running is getting better: Progress!

Sunday, August 16, 2015      17 comments

I am getting back that love of working out! Restarting in June was really tough. Just running to the end of my street had me winded. The thing that really got to me was how fast it happened! So I've been steadily pushing myself, but let me t... Read more

Keepin On Keeping On

Sunday, August 02, 2015      16 comments

Things are getting much better! I haven't been able to run as often as I would like but I am able to run more and walk less on my runs. I have been wearing a heart rate monitor to give me added insight. I can see how my heart rate starts to h... Read more

Coming Back

Wednesday, July 22, 2015      24 comments

I am starting to come back to health and happiness. The past nine months have been a tremendous ordeal. My husband had a rough time of it with having cancer and being so sick from chemo and on top of that losing his eyesight and also not being... Read more

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