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Wednesday, January 01, 2014      1 comments

Like many of us I am reflecting on things gained, lost, found, accomplished and changed in 2013 as I look to 2014. Lost: Weight, inches, and some of my insecurities. Gained/Found: My voice, confidence, peace within, another year with my husband ... Read more

The magic of just 5 more minutes and lowest common denominator exercises

Saturday, August 10, 2013      3 comments

I remember as a child asking for just for 5 more minutes lots of times - whether to stay up, watch a movie, playing outside, swimming, etc. Those 5 minutes were magical when granted. Not that they made a big difference in my life - but those 5... Read more


Saturday, March 30, 2013      4 comments

Proof of 18 months of believing I step at a matter how fast or how slow....proof that even big girls can be endurance athletes....proof of others belief in me...proof that I believe in me Read more

How far is 13.1 miles?

Tuesday, January 01, 2013      8 comments

I started my half marathon adventures just over 1 year ago. My very first half marthon I was dead a LONG amount. The only people still at the finish line was my family and a race director. I was in tears at the end of this race. I... Read more

My Forrest moment

Saturday, November 03, 2012      7 comments

I run for my life - physically, spiritually, and emotionally. It calms me, empowers me, clears my head, brings me to a center. When I first saw Forrest Gump (I was very pregnant with Halleigh) the scene when he just decided to run appealed to me... Read more

This runner's body

Wednesday, October 31, 2012      10 comments

I was in Los Angeles this past weekend to run (or my version of running) in the Rock N Roll half marathon. I shared a hotel room with a couple of other runners who are much more accomplished and faster than me. The night before the race we met... Read more

Disappointment and determination

Monday, August 06, 2012      6 comments

Saturday was half marathon #9 in 9 months - and my first did not finish. It was hot and I started showing signs of heat exhaustion at mile 7. I was on a personal best pace but with no shade, my weight, temp of approimately 83 degrees - the hea... Read more

9 months and 6 half marathons and many lessons learned

Sunday, July 08, 2012      5 comments

It is hard to believe it has been 9 months since I did my first half marathon let alone that I have 6 under my belt and working on getting 3 more in before my 1 year mark. If budget and time allowed I could easily manage to have an even dozen o... Read more

Supersized to Sated

Monday, May 28, 2012      4 comments

Where did I learn that I needed to supersize everything? Where did I learn that food was a solace and not a nutrient? Where did I learn to just shovel the food in regardless of how hungry I may or may not be? How many times have I heard in my... Read more

The future

Tuesday, March 06, 2012      5 comments

I wrote this in response to a phone call I received and as I sit back I am still amazed about the act of these 10-year-olds and thought that I would share it with you in case you need something uplifting.... Kids these days - Many are... Read more

Back in the saddle and back on the treadmill

Sunday, March 04, 2012      2 comments

Well I had a plan to survive another of Halleigh's birthdays. I know she is gone and not coming back. I know she is safe and whole in heaven. But I know my human heart breaks daily at the loss of my Bug. The plan went out the window when the... Read more

Not enough miles

Sunday, February 19, 2012      5 comments

Halleigh would be turning 17 in 2 weeks and I am finding the depression striking with a vengence. So many of her favorite movies seem to be cycling back in to play lately. And while I "know" I can change the channel - I just can't change the c... Read more

Me, a pin up girl

Sunday, February 05, 2012      4 comments

I have always like the 1940s-1950s pin up girls. They had real bodies, they were flirtatious, there was a touch of burlesque, and they were sexy. I like them all from Rita Hayworth to Betty Grable to my all time favorite bad girl Betty Page. ... Read more

The voices in my head LIE

Wednesday, February 01, 2012      2 comments

I was on the treadmill yesterday and it was time to step up the running schedule by 30 seconds each cycle from 60 seconds to 90 seconds. I started looking at the list of time cycles and said I can do this. Then I got on the treadmill and start... Read more

Keeping MY eyes on ME

Tuesday, January 24, 2012      2 comments

I have a friend who was recently bitten by the exercise bug. She is gung ho to get fit - well really skinny vs fit. I am listening to her talk about the big workouts she is doing and how far, fast, how much....and I am trying to be supportive.... Read more

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