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2016 Proud to Run 10K
Saturday, June 25, 2016      10 comments

After the tragic incident in Orlando a couple weeks ago, my daughter and I registered for the 35th annual Proud to Run 10K. While watching the news that night with more details unfolding from the Orlando shooting, I cried for everyone that... Read more
The Good The Bad And the Ugly
Monday, June 20, 2016      11 comments

DH and I just got back from a long weekend motorcycle trip to French Lick, IN. We had a bit of a Murphy's Law start.... We thought the 'bridge out' detour sign did not mean the bridge we needed.... it was! We back tracked and got stuck in t... Read more
Post Long Weekend
Tuesday, May 31, 2016      9 comments

Oh what a wonderful weekend! The weather turned out way better than forecasted. Got out of work early Friday, DH made a wonderful dinner and desert. Oh if only I could have grown three inches or so to make room for my stomach! Saturda... Read more
Sunday Reflections
Sunday, May 15, 2016      12 comments

On a recent theme run with a local running store, I caught a glimpse of myself in a window and thought, 'that's me?' Over three years of maintenance and I'm still not used to my fitness level. ... Read more
Life Goes On
Monday, April 25, 2016      13 comments

Saturday morning I met up with a group to do a training run for a race that I will be running the first weekend in May. It's in a very hilly suburb. Some streets are so steep that walking up them is a challenge, going down is just as challenging... Read more
The Week in Review
Sunday, April 17, 2016      15 comments

A beautiful spring weekend is coming to a close. Time to step back, review the past week and plan the week ahead. After work Monday, I had a session at Orange Theory Fitness. While changing, I realized I forgot the sports bra. I brought a r... Read more
An Inspiring Morning
Saturday, April 09, 2016      17 comments

Today was the 2nd annual Shake it Off 5K walk/run benefitting the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, organized by a member of the running group to which I belong, who has been battling Parkinson's since 2003. Check out the l... Read more
From Powerful to EEYUCK. A weekend review
Monday, March 28, 2016      11 comments

Friday's workout I left work early and made it to a session at Orange Theory and it went something like this... I started out on the treadmills at my base pace which is 4.5 for me for one minute, I'm slower than most. Then she had us r... Read more
Tidbit Tuesday
Tuesday, March 15, 2016      10 comments

Orange Theory Fitness Before last week's session started the trainer kept saying it would be a hard one. I told myself they are all hard, take it easy. It was HARD! But so great! The man next to me reminded me of comedian Billy Gardell... Read more
I Had A Moment
Monday, February 29, 2016      15 comments

I get four sessions a month at Orange Theory Fitness with the package I purchased. Once a week is all I can physically handle. It is very challenging for me but makes me feel very powerful! I missed a couple sessions this month so I squeeze... Read more
Back From A Long Weekend
Tuesday, February 16, 2016      9 comments

Back home from a weekend visiting the brother-in-law in rural Missouri. I tweaked my lower back right before we left. Nine hours in the car there and back, sitting around the smoky bar he owns the majority of the days and nights were a qui... Read more
Tidbit Tuesday
Tuesday, January 26, 2016      13 comments

Five Miles Iím working on a five-mile run being the new norm, instead of three. Saturday I went for a five-mile run and started petering out approaching the 4 Ĺ mile mark. I skipped ahead on my playlist to Jennifer Lopezís ď Letís Get LoudĒ... Read more
Feelin Kinda Sunday
Sunday, January 10, 2016      14 comments

Happy Sunday Sparkers. It's early, the sun hasn't come up yet. I have my coffee and my labrador curled up at my side. She never lets me sleep past 5:30. Yesterday, I commented on Spark member TORTISE110's blog about early morning Sparking,... Read more
Commitment Day 5K
Friday, January 01, 2016      13 comments

Today I joined the nationwide Commitment day 5K at Lifetime Fitness Center, sponsored by The Life Time Foundation. I'm not the new years resolution type (see last blog) but I like their mission to get everyone to commit to investing in thei... Read more
New Years Themes
Thursday, December 31, 2015      17 comments

New Years quotes: For last year's words belong to last year's language And next year's words await another voice. ~T.S. Eliot Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one. ~Brad Paisley We spend Janua... Read more

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