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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

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

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