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Journaling...A Secret of Success
Monday, July 04, 2016      5 comments

Happy 4th of July! Wishing all of my Spark Friends a wonderful and safe holiday. Something I have not really taken too much time to look through here on Spark has been the "Secrets of Success" area. I took the time this morning to browse ... Read more
A Fast Woman...
Tuesday, March 15, 2016      3 comments

How are we already halfway into March? It never ceases to amaze me how fast time goes by. Time is so precious and one thing we cannot get back. So lots of goal setting this month. Number one on the list is to stop being so busy. Life is jus... Read more
A Dog That Ran A Half Marathon...
Monday, January 25, 2016      8 comments

I came across this article during my lunch hour today and thought it was just too cute not to share. I love this! news.yahoo.com/dog-accid
on-and-finishes-094859627.html ... Read more
Your Brain On Nature...
Sunday, January 10, 2016      7 comments

I came across this article as I was enjoying the quiet, rainy view from my balcony while enjoying my coffee this morning. I found it absolutely fascinating, so thought I would share it here. I'm consistently drawn to nature and have always fou... Read more
Balcony Thoughts...
Tuesday, December 01, 2015      9 comments

As I was sitting on my balcony this evening, enjoying the chilly night air, I noticed off in the distance a beautiful display of Christmas lights. They were pretty mesmerizing as they glowed in the dark night, blinking and changing colors. It'... Read more
I'm a Qualified Fanatic...
Saturday, November 21, 2015      10 comments

I did it! Goal accomplished :) The 3rd and final half marathon was ran and completed successfully last weekend. Am I happy this goal is over? Yes. Yes, I am. Did I learn anything about myself along this journey to qualifying for the Half F... Read more
Waking Up The Runner's Way...
Friday, November 06, 2015      5 comments

A friend of mine shared this quote (below) and it really resonated with me. I've been a gymnast, an ice skater, a volleyball player and a runner. Each sport brought its own depth of "waking up", but running is what broke it all open for me. I... Read more
Los Angeles...
Sunday, October 25, 2015      13 comments

This past weekend was the Los Angeles half marathon. This was half #2 of 3 on my journey to qualifying for the Half Fanatics. Next up is Las Vegas in 21 days. Thankfully, no healing is required after this run :) It was an adventure though: ... Read more
Sunday, September 13, 2015      8 comments

First I wanted to thank everyone for the well wishes on my run today. I always appreciate the support I receive from my Sparkfriends. Unfortunately, this is a run I will not forget. The run itself went fine, but circumstances surrounding the ... Read more
A Lake, A Puppy and A Family...
Monday, September 07, 2015      9 comments

The holiday weekend is just about over. Finally home after a lovely visit with my daughter and her family up north. I must say it was a much-needed, much-enjoyed holiday. Sometimes you just don't realize how much is on your shoulders until yo... Read more
A Journey Filled With Lightbulbs...
Wednesday, August 12, 2015      9 comments

One of the things I love so much about running is a thing I call my "Lightbulb Moments." These are moments of clarity that only seem to show up when I'm in the middle of a long run or a faster-than-usual run. Either way, these moments normally... Read more
My Journey To Being A Fanatic...
Sunday, August 02, 2015      10 comments

Summer training is up and running...literally...for me. I don't know what it is about training in the summertime, but I love the challenge of it. This morning's long run was simply a fabulous run for me. Something about being out as the sun i... Read more
Summer Stories ...
Wednesday, July 01, 2015      13 comments

The summer is certainly a hot, humid one so far! It's making it difficult to keep my training on track like I've planned. I've been able to work with the weather a little bit and run outside, but I've needed to bring it inside the gym on the t... Read more
Finding Awareness ...
Saturday, June 13, 2015      11 comments

About 12 years ago, a company I worked for decided to send me to a driving class. I took on some new roles at that job and needed to use their vehicles to do some tasks. It was a requirement of theirs that anyone driving their vehicles go thro... Read more
Blog #100 ...
Friday, June 05, 2015      9 comments

April 25th, 2012. That was the first time I had ever written a blog. I remember writing that blog and looking at that *publish* button and hesitating for a little bit. It was a simple blog that very broadly talked about what was happening in ... Read more

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