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The Highs and the Lows
Thursday, September 29, 2016      10 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      22 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
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

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