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The Good The Bad and The Ugly
Sunday, November 20, 2016      15 comments

I have't done a Good, Bad and Ugly blog in a long time. It's good to take the good with the bad. The bad makes you appreciate the good. The Good - I sent the sweet monster packing a couple weeks ago and have been doing very well. I have stu... Read more
Tidbit Tuesday
Tuesday, November 08, 2016      7 comments

Here we are again for another round of tidbits. I've been doing pretty well since I sent the sweet monster packing last week. The sinus infection I had three weeks ago sent me back into unhealthy habits. I started drinking way more soda tha... Read more
Tidbit Tuesday
Tuesday, November 01, 2016      12 comments

It's November 1st, it was 70-something degrees and sunny and the Cubs are still playing baseball! It's a golden day! I took a beautiful walk around the path at work to step away from the computer, clear the cobwebs. I use the Charity Miles ... Read more
Epic Weekend
Sunday, October 23, 2016      16 comments

I am SO happy my sinus infection has cleared out! That was a bad one last week. emoticon The weather t... Read more
Friday, October 21, 2016      12 comments

What a week it has been! I worked like crazy last week to be able to take off last Friday to head to Michigan for girls weekend with my two best friends from high school. We had been talking about doing this for a couple years and finally g... Read more
Chicago Marathon
Sunday, October 09, 2016      21 comments

If you ever have a chance to volunteer at an athletic event, I highly recommend it! Today was the first time I have ever volunteered and I picked a big one, The Chicago Marathon. It was tough getting up at 4am after an exciting late Cubs game. S... Read more
The Highs and the Lows
Thursday, September 29, 2016      12 comments

My how things change. Inside of three days, the weather went from mid-80s and sunny to chilly and rainy. I was sweating in a tank top and shorts on sunday. I needed a light jacket to take the dog for a walk on Tuesday. Last week I was... Read more
How Did I Get Here
Sunday, September 25, 2016      25 comments

I was going to write this tomorrow after I've rested but even though I'm wiped out, I'm still excited; my first half marathon! How did I get here?? I got up Saturday morning, walked the dog, cleaned the bathroom and did a load of laundry. N... Read more
I Still Rise
Saturday, August 27, 2016      21 comments

Today was a local 5K that I've done the last three years. It's put on by my town's park district as part of their end of summer festivities. Last year, I noticed my time was close to the woman that placed third in the 50-55 age group. I was... Read more
A Tale of Two Runs and a Horseback Ride
Monday, August 15, 2016      9 comments

The middle of August. Wow! I hate when summer starts to fade away but I hate the humidity more. So I'm hating it even more this summer now that I'm training for the Chicago half marathon, necessitating that I run in the humidity. Some runs go be... Read more
I'm Building Me
Saturday, August 06, 2016      11 comments

50 more days until my first half marathon. emoticon I never trained for anything consistently before now. Eve... Read more
Love/Hate Relationships
Saturday, July 30, 2016      17 comments

I hate that my mom drilled into me the habit of never going to bed without cleaning the kitchen. But I love waking up to an empty sink and clean kitchen as I pour my morning coffee I hate cleaning the blender every day but I love getting my... Read more
A Few Of My Favorite Things
Sunday, July 17, 2016      13 comments

Happy Sunday! I'm getting close to closing out a small, stressful project at work while working through a larger, stressful project. Soooooo, time to focus on the positive. Here are a few of my favorite things this weekend...... Friday... Read more
Head Games
Wednesday, July 13, 2016      9 comments

From Conversations in my Head (my previous blog) to head games I played today. To say I'm tightly wound about a project go live at work tomorrow is a huge understatement. I planned it quickly, with many stops and starts over the last year w... Read more
Conversations in my Head
Sunday, July 03, 2016      9 comments

It can be a very busy place in my head at times. Sometimes when I ask DH something, he'll look at me laughing saying, "You really don't pay attention to me do you?" meaning we talked about this particular subject before. In response, I wave my h... Read more

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