The Mountains Are Calling...And Marathons, too...
It's been a while since I've written a blog. It's been a very busy couple of months. There's been surgeries needed, grandchildren born, parents needing some extra love, businesses to be worked on, goals to be set and mountains to be hiked. An... Read more
The Stories Right Next To You...
Picture it: 31,000 feet up, 555 miles per hour. Here I am on a plane on my way to Nashville. I'm in the second to the last row on a plane with every seat filled. Next to me is a young blonde girl. Next to her a red-headed young man. We all... Read more
Volunteering For Divas...
Yesterday was my first time volunteering for a run. Run Like A Diva, the Divas Running Series, came to our wine country and brought 2200 runners decked out in pink. This race is a fairly expensive one to run in. You receive some fun bling for... Read more
10 Things To Do To See Your Progress...
#1. Journaling - Writing in a daily journal is an incredible way to see your progress. My routine is to write first thing in the morning, and in the evening. Saturday is my "Reflection" day. I wrote a whole blog about this one. (Link for tha... Read more
You Are Closer Than You Think...
Sometimes along our journeys, we come to a place that might feel like it isn't where we were hoping to be. That feeling can be discouraging and make us think about whether we are on the right path or not. The frustration might feel overwhelmin... Read more
Choosing My Happiness...
Through the trials and perils of life, finding happiness was my goal. The search was on for it. I looked and looked and continued to keep looking. In many things I looked for it. Still it eluded me for many years. Not until I realized that ... Read more
When I was a little girl, I had dreams of becoming an Olympic champion ice skater. I had everything you are told you need to fulfill your dreams. I had the dream. I put together my steps to achieve my goal. I put massive action towards those... Read more
San Jacinto Peak...
At 10,834' San Jacinto Peak is the highest in Riverside County and one of the tallest in Southern California. John Muir has been quoted as saying "The view is the most sublime spectacle to be found anywhere on this earth." This past weekend I ... Read more
About a week ago I read a book that I have wanted to read for quite some time. It was called The Go-Giver by Bob Burgan and John David Mann. It’s a little story about a powerful business idea. I highly recommend reading this incredible book. ... Read more
Vegas 2017...My 10th Half Marathon...
Better late than never! Las Vegas 2017. What an exciting time it was. From beginning to end, it was one of the best times, and best runs, I've had there. Cruising in to town on Friday afternoon, first stop was the airport. Had a minor delay... Read more
Las Vegas. To say my heart was torn apart by the tragic events this past weekend is an understatement. This past week has been an incredibly emotional one for me and so many others. This tragedy has hit us in a way that we seem to be feeling ... Read more
Morning Routines, #YOSAB, Vegas and Fund Raising....
Here it is already August. How did that happen?! It seems each year flies by faster and faster. I remember as a child being on summer vacation and it seemed to go so slow, which I loved of course. I wasn't much of a school lover back in the ... Read more
There is a phrase I like to use when something strikes me in a way that is unusual. Something that seems extraordinary. Something that I never knew I wanted to experience until it was presented to me. It's my match to gasoline feeling. That ... Read more
What Is The Story From Your Words...
I am not a fast runner. I run slower than a herd of turtles. I’ve told everyone I know that I am not a fast runner. I’ve told myself this since I began running 10 years ago. Guess what? I’ve never been a fast runner.
Recently I’ve been... Read more
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Over the past few months, I've put together a weekly reflection project for myself. Normally on Saturday mornings, I get up when it's early and know that I won't be disturbed. I make a cup of decaf coffee with coconut/almond milk creamer and a... Read more