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Moving From My Core
Tuesday, January 16, 2018      3 comments

I'm building off my last blog, new thoughts, new strengths for the new year. Have you ever heard something repeatedly but it doesn't sink in right away or even for a long time? I've been doing Yoga With Adriene videos since I stumbled ... Read more
New Strength and New Thoughts
Tuesday, January 02, 2018      18 comments

Or how I spent the beginning of the new year so far. I received my first 5K participation medal of the new year on January 1. Lifetime Fi... Read more
I Learned My Lesson Well
Sunday, December 17, 2017      19 comments

As Ricky Nelson sang, "it's alright now, I learned my lesson well, you can't please everyone so you got to please yourself" It's been a year of lessons learned, sometimes learned again and again and again. There's been a lot of things out o... Read more
Try Try Try
Friday, November 24, 2017      19 comments

On this beautiful, sunny day after Thanksgiving, I'm keeping in mind what has inspired me recently to stay on track. Spark member SADIEMYERS. I have been slacking off lately on strength training. I haven't stopped completely but rather I h... Read more
Florida Adventure
Friday, October 27, 2017      18 comments

First off, HUGE thanks to everyone that commented on my last blog and propelled me to blog of the week. I am overwhelmed at the response. To those of you new to my blogs, my daughter moved away in September and it was VERY difficult for me... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Lessons Learned From Nature
Monday, October 02, 2017      122 comments

I have blogged about this before, after doing a Jessica Smith Walk and Talk video, and I find the lessons are sticking with me. This would make my elementary school teachers very happy, I'm finally applying lessons learned. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I PRd A Half Marathon
Sunday, September 24, 2017      41 comments

Wait, give me a second, I have to read that again. I can't believe I am typing that. Me! I.... PRd..... at..... the...... Chicago....Half.....Marathon! ... Read more
Productive Day!
Wednesday, September 20, 2017      16 comments

And it's only Wednesday! My daughter and her boyfriend are in their new apartment in Florida after evacuating to North Carolina, three days after moving down there when Hurricane Irma got close. Last night I spent a few hours comparing... Read more
Happy Scooby Doo day
Wednesday, September 13, 2017      19 comments

Scooby-Doo cartoon debuted on this day in 1969, one of my favorite cartoons to watch when I was little. I came across an on-line BuzzFeed article about lessons learned from the Scooby-Doo show. I found a few that pertain to me lately... ... Read more
Keep Swimming
Monday, September 04, 2017      20 comments

I made it through the goodbyes and almost done with the long holiday weekend. What do you do when you're going through a rough time? You "lean into it" as Chris Pine said in the movie People Like Us. Whatever IT is, you you were there for it. ... Read more
Sunday Reflections
Sunday, August 27, 2017      13 comments

The end of the work week, Friday afternoon energy zap. No desire for a Friday evening motorcycle ride with DH and others but I went. My daughter's impending move (five more days now) has sucked the air out of me but I can't curl up in a ba... Read more
Bruno/Memorial/Going Away
Monday, August 21, 2017      15 comments

Okay, that was my weekend. And we're done here. emoticon I took Friday off work and did my homemade b... Read more
My Persevering Workout
Tuesday, August 08, 2017      19 comments

Perseverance is defined as "continue in a course of action even in the face of difficulty or with little or no prospect of success". That has been the theme of the day for the last several days since I found out my daughter's live-in boyfri... Read more
A Day Of Observations
Thursday, August 03, 2017      12 comments

I had to venture into downtown Chicago yesterday for work. I love visiting the city but always happy to get back to the burbs where I feel a little more relaxed. I’m a people watcher, I love to watch people of all races, shapes and sizes, w... Read more
Sunshine On My Shoulders
Saturday, July 29, 2017      24 comments

I woke up today when I heard DH getting ready for work at 5am, ugh! I got up knowing I wanted to get out early and get my 8-mile run done but I fell back asleep when he left. I don't snooze or nap well. I woke up at 6:30 grumpy and very hu... Read more

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