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Just Do It
Sunday, April 22, 2018      16 comments

It's been a week of stepping outside my comfort zone with great results. I had a bad case of the Mondays recently. Do you ever sit at your desk and your eyes start drooping for no reason, and your motivation just tanks?? The weather was aw... Read more
I Run For Charity
Sunday, April 08, 2018      12 comments

Yesterday was my second post-injury 5K, the 4th annual Shake it Off 5K for Parkinson's research. It's organized by a man in my running group who has been battling Parkinson's for several years. He and his wife are tireless crusaders to rais... Read more
Owning It
Thursday, April 05, 2018      13 comments

Did you hear, yesterday was Portillo's 55th anniversary?! To celebrate, they were selling slices of their famous, delicious, heavenly, amazing, melt-in-your mouth chocolate cake for .55! DH and I have been busy and didn't plan dinner. Since... Read more
The Best of Times, the Worst of Times
Sunday, March 18, 2018      25 comments

I did it again, got on a big scary plane by myself and visited my daughter and her boyfriend in Fort Lauderdale last weekend. It was my second visit there. I still miss them like crazy. Hoping one day life leads them back to Chicago but for now,... Read more
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
Wednesday, February 28, 2018      17 comments

I almost let the week get by me. This week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Every day, every week is a great time to educate yourself and have conversations around eating disorders whether for yourself or someone you care about. ... Read more
Sunday Inspiration
Sunday, February 18, 2018      14 comments

If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend the movie The Greatest Showman. As I've gotten older, I get sleepy and fidgety in the theater, even when the movie is good. I'm just always ready for a nap when I'm in a dark room. ... Read more
Walkin In The Sunshine
Sunday, February 11, 2018      15 comments

The snow started Thursday evening and didn't stop until Friday evening, then it started Saturday again. Cabin fever is setting in. I'm still not able to run due to straining my IT band and periformis. Take note, if you're a runner, strengt... Read more
Fitness February
Thursday, February 01, 2018      19 comments

Here we are a brand new month, the doldrums of January behind us, days are getting ever so slightly longer and the Cubs home opener is 59 days away. ... Read more
Moving From My Core
Tuesday, January 16, 2018      14 comments

I'm building off my last blog, new thoughts, new strengths for the new year. Have you ever heard something repeatedly but it doesn't sink in right away or even for a long time? I've been doing Yoga With Adriene videos since I stumbled ... Read more
New Strength and New Thoughts
Tuesday, January 02, 2018      18 comments

Or how I spent the beginning of the new year so far. I received my first 5K participation medal of the new year on January 1. Lifetime Fi... Read more
I Learned My Lesson Well
Sunday, December 17, 2017      19 comments

As Ricky Nelson sang, "it's alright now, I learned my lesson well, you can't please everyone so you got to please yourself" It's been a year of lessons learned, sometimes learned again and again and again. There's been a lot of things out o... Read more
Try Try Try
Friday, November 24, 2017      19 comments

On this beautiful, sunny day after Thanksgiving, I'm keeping in mind what has inspired me recently to stay on track. Spark member SADIEMYERS. I have been slacking off lately on strength training. I haven't stopped completely but rather I h... Read more
Florida Adventure
Friday, October 27, 2017      18 comments

First off, HUGE thanks to everyone that commented on my last blog and propelled me to blog of the week. I am overwhelmed at the response. To those of you new to my blogs, my daughter moved away in September and it was VERY difficult for me... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Lessons Learned From Nature
Monday, October 02, 2017      122 comments

I have blogged about this before, after doing a Jessica Smith Walk and Talk video, and I find the lessons are sticking with me. This would make my elementary school teachers very happy, I'm finally applying lessons learned. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I PRd A Half Marathon
Sunday, September 24, 2017      41 comments

Wait, give me a second, I have to read that again. I can't believe I am typing that. Me! I.... PRd..... at..... the...... Chicago....Half.....Marathon! ... Read more

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