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Busy House Stuff

Tuesday, January 20, 2015      13 comments

Well for those of you following the house saga. We had the inspection on the house we are buying on Saturday. Good news, structurally sound - no huge red flags, but some issues as you would expect in a house built in the late 1960's. We are doin... Read more

House Update - Part 2

Friday, January 16, 2015      17 comments

Well, things were going way to smoothly with the buying and selling. On the sale of our house we negotiated the deal. We had the inspection and agreed to fix a few things - should not be too bad. The radon levels came back within acceptable limi... Read more

House Update!

Monday, January 05, 2015      22 comments

Well, it has been a little bit crazy. My hubby and I spent time getting the house in order and our Realtor came over on Thursday to take pictures and put together the listing. It went on the market on Friday and we almost immediately received a ... Read more

Changes for the New Year

Friday, January 02, 2015      12 comments

We ended up 2014 with a decision to buy a house in a neighboring suburb and put our house on the market. So, the week after Christmas we found a house, put an offer in on it, went back and forth and they accepted our offer. We de-cluttered our h... Read more

2 Years on Spark!

Monday, December 29, 2014      15 comments

On December 27th, it was my 2 year Sparkversary! I am down 60 lbs and have been maintaining for the past several months. I did put on a pound or two over the holidays - its the cookies! But I am over that now and back to my low carbs. I would li... Read more

Christmas is a week away??

Thursday, December 18, 2014      15 comments

Well today is my last day of travel for 2014. A day trip to Phoenix for a client visit. Then I'm pretty much off work until January 2nd. Oh, I said I would check in on email in the mornings for any burning fires and be available by cell phone, b... Read more

My Days in San Juan, PR

Friday, December 05, 2014      13 comments

I have been traveling to San Juan, PR since around 2001 or so for work. I came this week and one of the women complimented me on my weight loss and asked me what I was doing. She unfortunately has a long commute every day and I do not, I am luck... Read more

Busy Days Coming

Wednesday, December 03, 2014      14 comments

Usually my travel really slows down around the holidays for work, but this year it is still pretty busy. This week I am in San Juan, PR. Next week I am in Denver, CO for a meeting and then possibly Baltimore, MD - still awaiting confirmation fro... Read more

75 Thoughts Every Runner has while Out for a Run

Sunday, November 30, 2014      9 comments

Erin Chack BuzzFeed Staff 1. What a beautiful day for a run! 2. This sucks. 3. Well, five miles is only two and half miles each way, which is basically two miles each way, so Iím really only running four miles. Thatís not too far. ... Read more

Turkey Trot Pictures

Sunday, November 30, 2014      12 comments

Well, here are the pictures from the Turkey Trot. These are the before pictures. It was chilly out, so we were able to hang out in the high school gym until about 8 minues before race time. Read more

Turkey Trot 5k!

Friday, November 28, 2014      13 comments

Well, it has been a chilly November in Chicago and Thanksgiving Day was no exception. It was about 22 degrees at race time. Luckily we were able to hang out in the high school gym until about 8 minutes before race time. Molly and Audrey were ver... Read more

Snowy Monday

Monday, November 24, 2014      13 comments

Well, we had a little warm-up over the weekend. I went to the gym on Saturday and got a long walk in on the treadmill and some strength training and yesterday took advantage of the warmer temperatures and went for a run outside! It was in the hi... Read more

Post Half Marathon Plans

Wednesday, November 12, 2014      18 comments

The Half Marathon is over, now what? Well I do have the Turkey Trot 5k on Thanksgiving morning with my 12 year old great-niece. This will be her first 5k but she did run cross country this Fall in middle school. I also signed up for the Chicago ... Read more

Half Marathon Results!

Sunday, November 09, 2014      20 comments

It was a little bit of a chilly start this morning at 7am. But we were lucky, our running group at access to City Hall to get together ahead of time to get our stuff together, meet up and take pictures. Indoor bathrooms a plus! We headed over to... Read more

Countdown to the Half Marathon

Friday, November 07, 2014      15 comments

I'm sure you will all be glad when it's over and I'll be done blogging about this half marathon. But it is now less than 2 days away! Weather will be dry but cool - low 40s/high 30's at the start. I am as ready as I'm going to be. Our training p... Read more


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