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I Choose Joy
Ok, so I resisted it. I didn't want to pick just one word to define my 2014. But ever since I wrote my resolutions down, one word stuck with me and wouldn't let go. Joy... Read more
My New Year's Revolution and Prayer
I love the New Year. I love setting goals and then looking back at the year and seeing how far you've come. I believe in the freshness of a clean slate, like the snow tha... Read more
My Big, Fat, Healthy Year in Review (pics)
In 2013 I didn't lose any weight. Not one single pound. For that matter, I also did not lose weight in 2012. Since my 100+ lb. weight loss achieved in October 2011 I have successfully maintained my weight loss for 2 yrs (that sounds a lot bet... Read more
The 5 lb. Christmas Gain will not defeat me!
I felt it, these past few days. The extra giggle of my stomach, the ache in my bones. I knew that it had happened. The dreaded holiday weight gain. I had managed to maintain over Thanksgiving, which was my goal, however I know that I slipped... Read more
My Sunny Secret Santa Gift!
I love my sunny gals, they are like family to me. I met one of my best friends through this group, Blaize. When I saw where my secret sunny was from, I knew that Blaize was my secret santa! We were supposed to wait until Christmas to open gif... Read more
It's Good To Be Back
Ran for the first time this morning since the marathon -- I took a week off as prescribed by many, and I was plain depressed -- had the post marathon blues BIG TIME. Next time (and yes, there will be a next time!) I'm going to run anyway after ... Read more
I Am A Marathoner
As I say that to myself, 48 hours after the Chicago Marathon, I am still in disbelief. Me, a marat... Read more
Marathon Training: The Final Countdown!
Two weeks ago I ran the farthest I've ever run. 20 miles. It was the hardest thing I've ever done next to childbirth. At one point I cried. My running partner cried. I... Read more
Marathon Training Weeks 19 and 20: It Is Not About Me
This blog is not about me.
Actually this journey, this marathon, is not about me. Not really.
I'm running for Team World Vision to raise money for clean water pr... Read more
Marathon Training Week 18: Arriving
In church last week the pastor spoke about how we never "arrive", this is a journey that we are always on because we are never going to be perfect. Ever. But it's nice to... Read more
Marathon Training Weeks 16 and 17: Saying Goodbye
I found an old letter today written to myself, from myself. It was written 10 yrs ago about releasing a relationship in my life that wasn't healthy that I needed to release.... Read more
Marathon Training Weeks 13-15 - Celebrating The Light
Light cannot exist with darkness. It will cast a shadow over the light and block it out, much like a solar eclipse. I tried taking a picture of a rock my daughter made wi... Read more
Marathon Training Weeks 9-12: God's Got This?
Week 9 marked the first official week of marathon training. Before this we were in "pre-training". So now everyone who is running the Chicago marathon, or a marathon on ... Read more
Weeks 7 & 8 Marathon Training: Losing Myself
I am realizing that my blogs are less about running and more about God. And I think that is how it should be, when one goes on a journey with the sole intent to become close... Read more
Week 6 Marathon Training: Running From God
Well, after the promises from last week, about returning to God and He will return to me, you would think I had a stellar week, right? A week full of certainty in my faith... Read more