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Room For Improvement

Saturday, March 28, 2015      12 comments

May 9, 2015.... The Quarryman 5K.... The website states "Visit our community and run one of the most challenging, unique and scenic road races in the Chicago area." The last three runs I've done have been on a course I mapped out near my h... Read more

Chips, Dip and a Mexico Trip

Wednesday, March 18, 2015      22 comments

Just got back from four days in Mexico with a local radio station.. anyone out there in the Chicago area? We went with The Mix radio station. I've been listening to them I think at least 15 years if not longer, and I've always wanted to do this ... Read more

I've been hacked again

Wednesday, March 04, 2015      15 comments

I have heard stories for a few years about people getting hacked and always wondered when it would be my turn. Well, I've been hit twice this year! Right after the holidays, someone did a little shopping on me out of state. The credit card... Read more

American Dream (marvel comics)

Saturday, February 28, 2015      9 comments

My first offiicial 5K of the season is next weekend. It's the Super Hero 5K benefitting the neighborhood's economic growth, enhanced natural beauty, and promote it as a world-class tourist destination. They encourage participants to dress a... Read more

What Was and What Will Be

Sunday, February 22, 2015      10 comments

Happy Sunday to all. Well last week was tiring but I'm standng upright and completing sentences. emoticon ... Read more

What to do

Sunday, February 15, 2015      23 comments

It's mid-February in Chicago, biting cold, gusty winds. The five-day forecast shows the warmest day will hit a high of 22, not including wind chills. What to do? ... Read more


Tuesday, February 10, 2015      9 comments

It was finally my turn. I have been around sick people since November. Each person near me that came down with something caused me to be on pins and needles waiting for it to grab me but I kept dodging the bullet. It was finally my turn. Tw... Read more

A Winter's Run

Sunday, February 01, 2015      8 comments

The running store where I shop hosts group fun runs throughout the year. Many times when I hear of these events, I'm busy or feel awkward about going alone. None of my friends or family members run. My daughter runs but she lives over an hour aw... Read more

Living Lean Program Review

Monday, January 26, 2015      4 comments

As I mentioned in my last blog, I was nearing the end of a video series as part of our health initiative at work. It's called Living Lean with Lou Ryan. It trains you to reduce snacking, overeating and changing your relationship with food. I can... Read more

The Windmills of my Mind

Friday, January 09, 2015      12 comments

Welcome to deep thoughts (or not so deep) by KELLIEBEAN! Just some things rattling around in my brain. Snacking Iím going through a video series for one of our health initiatives at work about living lean. There are assignments after e... Read more

Make Mistakes

Wednesday, December 31, 2014      17 comments

I read a quote this morning by Neil Gaiman.... "I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yoursel... Read more

Excuses Busted

Sunday, December 28, 2014      16 comments

I registered for next year's Hot Chocolate 5K last night. I accidentally clicked that I run a 9-minute mile. I hang more in the 10:30 neighborhood. I read that I have until October to produce race results proving my time. 'challenge accepted!' I... Read more

December in Adjectives

Tuesday, December 23, 2014      13 comments

I guess I could wait until after new year but ahhh, no time like the present to wrap things up right?! emoticonRead more

I Swear I Lived

Monday, December 15, 2014      8 comments

This is my new favorite song. I had a very challenging day, drained the life out of me but I still went to yoga. Driving home I heard this song by One Republic. I hope the video works for you.
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Monday, November 24, 2014      44 comments

1859 Charles Darwin published "On The Origin Of Species" 1932: The FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), officially opened a Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as the FBI Crime Lab) in Washington D.C. 1941 - Pete Best was ... Read more

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