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Baby We Were Born To Run

Sunday, November 22, 2015      16 comments

Well no I wasn't born to run, it has taken some work but I did a lot of running this weekend. This weekend alone bumped the Chicago area into one of the snowiest Novembers making two races in one weekend doubly challenging! Friday, I ... Read more


Sunday, November 15, 2015      13 comments

Today is I LOVE TO WRITE day. I'm no Bill Shakespeare but I'll celebrate the day with a blog about the week. I belong to many fitness challenges which are easy to participate in since they involve workouts I already perform. My fitbit ... Read more

Back to the Future

Sunday, November 01, 2015      13 comments

Quick blog about my day as I am melting into my couch as I type. This morning I ran a 5K with the running group to which I belong. We met at a local outdoor mall and began running at 1:45 am. That's right ladies and gentlemen, AM. Since tod... Read more


Sunday, October 18, 2015      16 comments

Those of you that read my last blog know it was a challenging week with a sinus infection. Blogging about it and reading other's blogs helped me get a grip. I'm feeling much better today. While watching yesterday's disappointing Cubs game, ... Read more

The Fritos Made Me Do It

Wednesday, October 14, 2015      11 comments

What goes up must come down right? I had a pretty great week last week and now I'm sliding downward. That's life, ride the waves, blog about the good, bad and the ugly. This has been the worst allergy season for me yet. I've been through a ... Read more

A surreal weekend!

Sunday, October 11, 2015      15 comments

Friday evening was my first non-trial class at the new fitness center I recently joined. Coworker did not show. Small panic attack on the inside. Breathed deep, got my heart rate monitor on, with the help of the female trainer, and got on a trea... Read more


Sunday, October 04, 2015      9 comments

I'm coming to terms with the fact that summer is gone and October is here. emoticon I like fall, I really do. I ju... Read more

Half Century

Sunday, September 27, 2015      21 comments

Some cool people turned 50 this year... Robert Downey jr, Brooke Shields, Viola Davis, Jeremy Piven, Diane Lane and Dr. Dre. Oh and me. Yep, got my AARP card in the mail the other day. What more could a girl want on a day she hits a half ce... Read more

The Weekend That Was

Sunday, September 20, 2015      9 comments

Whew! I need a day to recover from this weekend! At the moment, I am curled up on the couch with the labrador watching the Bears game. I may take a nap... hopefully not before I finish this blog. Read more

I May Join A Gym

Thursday, September 17, 2015      15 comments

I have belonged to gyms in the past. I was a regular at Bally with my daughter years ago. I remember being SO self-conscious. It was a great feeling when I finally realized nobody cared what I looked like or what I was doing, they were all focus... Read more

The Highlight Reel

Monday, September 07, 2015      8 comments

Well, we're winding down the labor day weekend. Where did the summer go? We had so much rain in the beginning of summer, that I feel like we just got started. Fall is not without its charms. I'm looking forward to jeans, sweatshirts, the fa... Read more

Sunday Coffee Talk

Sunday, August 16, 2015      10 comments

Okay, it's almost noon but I needed another cup of coffee. I'm in slow motion today. I'm Facebook friends with a woman I met in 8th grade. We haven't actually seen or talked to each other in many many years. She put out a general invitatio... Read more

Runnin South On Lake Shore Drive

Saturday, July 18, 2015      13 comments

A day of adjectives.... Relief.... My back is finally better YAY! Two weeks of stretching every evening, short walks and some Aleve helped me get to the other side of pain. Spectacular..... Spent the morning with my daughter..... some... Read more

Bad News, Good News

Sunday, July 05, 2015      16 comments

Hi all! Happy July! It's been a while since I have written a bad news, good news blog. Most of you know that I usually try to write positive blogs. Well, I'm not Pollyanna, gotta put the good and bad out there right? But I always work at lo... Read more

Reader's Digest

Saturday, May 30, 2015      9 comments

Well, the end of May. Where has the month gone?! Here's the latest... I had a routine blood test that showed I may be borderline anemic. Me? Anemic? I put a half cut of spinach in my smoothies every day. I added iron to my nutrition tr... Read more

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