Ready to Listen
Being honest with myself. Mindset-not there. Motivation-not there. Self-discipline-not there. Yet, at 49, I am not ready to give up on myself or the life I long for. I can hear the voice of determination struggling to be acknowledged throug... Read more
Never too late to Never Quit!
If there is one thing that stands out to me as a lesson learned from a lifetime of having an unhealthy relationship with food and unrealistic body image....and from 8 of the past 10 years (the past 2 have been spent wishful thinking but not act... Read more
Where the heart is....
Plain and simple, I'm back...and sporting a 40+ pound gain. It is what it is, and I have decided that what it is....is all about the heart. In summary, the last 15 months have been terribly difficult. I coped by choosing food over heallth yet... Read more
Truth...Plain and Simple
Going through a valley right now and thankful that I came across a few things that tossed a log or two onto my Spark-fire.
I have choices, I can choose to sit here talking about what "I need to" do, or I can choose to get up and do it.
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My 2012 Oklahoma City Memorial Half-Marathon
There truly are no words that could ever come close to expressing the soaring levels of emotion and true, pure joy that I experience during this race. This was my third half, and now that it is in the books it is time to not only look forward, ... Read more
You never know when "it" is going to happen. Your eyes are wide open, every sense keenly aware...your brain making a choice, setting in motion a response that your heart was not invested in. You are present, in every facet of the word...as han... Read more
If You Love Cheesecake....
Like I do...have I got a deal for you : ) I am always trying to find something good and quick to make a smoothie out of....something to keep it interesting and nutritious. I hit a combo that I love and thought I'd share....it makes a great mea... Read more
On Marathons and Mustard Seeds....
I.Am.Struggling. It actually feels good to say, to own it, to acknowledge that things aren't where I thought or wanted them to be in this moment. Training for a marathon is a monumental undertaking for even the healthiest elite athletes. I kne... Read more
A recommendation for a MUST read...you won't be sorry...
"I dont let opinions drive me like I used to. That is one huge key to success. So long as opinions of others, real or perceived, dictate what you will or will not do, failure is the only option because you will not tap your inner potential. I ha... Read more
GREAT quote, words to remember...
Came across this quote today and it really hit home. Thought it was worth sharing.
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Paula Deen Dismay...
Shame on you Paula. Shame, shame on you for not being forthcoming about your health....or lack thereof. You could have used all or even part of that time, in which you withheld the truth of what eating more than a lion's share of butter, sugar... Read more
Finally...My OKC Half-Marathon in words...
This is incredibly long, but it is to help me remember...so if you have time, just bear with me. The HM was on 5-1-11 and it has taken me this long to not only find the time, but to find words that could accurately describe how I felt on that v... Read more
OKC Memorial Half-Marathon
I am still unable to capture in words all that this race held for me in terms of spirit, emotion, challenge, and pure experience. So until the words are in place, I'll just share a few pictures.
I'll set the tone by saying the conditions w... Read more
Getting Over All or Nothing...
This blog is basically me just working through my own thoughts. I don't know why I am so innately inclined towards "all or nothing". It has been a sharp and painful thorn in my side for too long on this journey. I finally feel like the thorn ... Read more
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Too Restless to Rest...
Well...it will officially end here today I guess. I challenged myself to follow along with John "The Penguin" Bingham's 100 Days of Exercise Challenge back in January. I wanted to go as far as I could, but in the back of my mind I knew eventua... Read more