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Countdown...THE taper week

Sunday, October 02, 2011      7 comments

One week, and Liverpool will be a memory. I pray a good memory of course. I've crossed over to the final taper week of this marathon training. I've done this nine times befo... Read more

Under Pressure

Thursday, September 29, 2011      5 comments

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0549B89D7B50&FORM=VIRE4# By way of that introduction video I ask a pondering question; what happens when ... Read more

Every picture tells a story...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011      15 comments

and a picture is worth a thousand words. A very very proud and happy hub with his 6 hour-old first grandchild...Isabella! Here's a bonus pic of me with her...at 30 hour... Read more

Ash and rubble

Tuesday, August 09, 2011      5 comments

That is what is left after a gang sets fire to a car, a house, a business... ash and rubble. But it's not just the physical that gets affected, there are lives behind that. I just needed to express my hurt and sadness about what is going on... Read more

Missing Dad

Tuesday, July 05, 2011      11 comments

Yesterday wasn't just the 4th of July, it would have been my dad's 94th birthday. I remember how we always celebrated his birthday with lots of Red, White and Blue. He was a "Yankee, Doodle, Dandy" as my mom would sing. Lots of great memories I ... Read more

Picture Perfect...a Mooooving story

Sunday, June 12, 2011      10 comments

I am an avid outdoor runner for sure. I also love being able to do what I call "ramble runs" ...off road adventure type runs on local footpaths through the woods. Sometimes those... Read more

In the PINK....Race For Life #8

Sunday, June 12, 2011      6 comments

It's become an annual event for me...Cancer Research UK Race For Life! I walk/ran my first one back in 2004. A novice to the whole idea of running! I finished it red faced s... Read more

Neither Wind nor Rain…A Marathon Report

Saturday, May 28, 2011      15 comments

I truly believe that a race is run in an athlete’s mind before ever reaching the course. It all starts with the desire, a goal, an ambition and unwavering determination to cross ... Read more

The time is here

Wednesday, May 18, 2011      11 comments

IT's late, I should be asleep, but I'm putting these thoughts down before hubs and I leave in a few hours to drive up to Edinburgh. I'm honored and excited about another marathon. I can't believe that we are doing this again...that it's eve... Read more

One more 5 mile run

Tuesday, May 17, 2011      2 comments

Counting the days on ONE hand now! Just 5 left.....one last 5 mile run in the morning. Hectic but planned day awaits....dogs to kennel...cat to cattery... pack....clean.....keys to neighbor....healthy meals....sleep early. There will ... Read more

One day at a time...just breathe

Monday, May 16, 2011      5 comments

This is when the nerves start to kick in. My nerves go and mind races with all I have to do in preparation for our drive up to Edinburgh for the marathon. This is not the ti... Read more

One Week till number 9

Sunday, May 15, 2011      3 comments

I'm in count down mode to the Edinburgh Marathon! All my hard training is completed. I just have three 5 mile runs left until we drive up to Scotland. This is now the final taper week. My race number has arrived. I'm getting mentally read... Read more

Getting closer-PreMarathon Ramblings

Thursday, May 12, 2011      9 comments

I can picture Edinburgh Castle in my mind, I can see Holyrood Park, I can hear the seagulls at the Firth Of Fyth...yep Edinburgh is on my mind. Read more

Setting Fire To The Rain

Thursday, May 05, 2011      4 comments

I can't hide the fact that I am a lyricist. When I listen to a song, it's not just the music that draws me in..it's the WORDS. I'm captivated, I paint a mental picture, and get s... Read more

Let's Take The High Road!

Tuesday, May 03, 2011      9 comments

I'll be heading off to Edinburgh, Scotland in less than 3 weeks to run another marathon. Edinburgh, the Scottish Capitol is only approximately 190 miles from my village south of the border. I've traveled that distance once before, 5 years a... Read more


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