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Half Century

Sunday, September 27, 2015      20 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

Small Acts of Power

Tuesday, May 05, 2015      12 comments

I heard Chris Downey talk about small acts of power back when there used to be Spark Radio. He said the best way to get on track after a slump was to commit a small act of power, do a ten-minute workout, get a piece of fruit or glass of water. ... Read more

Hump Day Run

Wednesday, April 22, 2015      11 comments

I got 'er done! I'm really working on not letting work get to me. Come on Kel, I told myself as I packed my gym bag this morning, everybody has draining days. No reason to veg on the couch. It was quite a chilly, blustery day but it was dry... Read more

The Week That Was

Sunday, April 19, 2015      13 comments

Tomorrow is Monday again already? How did that happen? emoticon It was a very busy week. I'm in the middle... Read more

Dancing Queen

Saturday, April 11, 2015      11 comments

It was a beautiful spring day here in Chicagoland. I could not stay inside! I took the dog for a 15 minute walk after breakfast then back outside for a 3 1/2 mile run. After some housework, I went for a bicycle ride and took the dog for another ... Read more

Weekend Tidbits

Monday, April 06, 2015      11 comments

Easter shopping… Talk about procrastination. I started Thursday and finished Saturday afternoon. My kids are adults, my sisters kids are in their teens. It gets harder as they get older. I went through all of the first holidays since my ... Read more

Room For Improvement

Saturday, March 28, 2015      13 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

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