Turning The Music Back On...
Saturday, October 27, 2018 7 comments
A few years ago I stopped listening to music while running. I found it bothered me in a way that was distracting and annoying. Just having the earbuds in would make me irritated. So I gave up the music and learned to run to my thoughts. It's... Read more
Remembrance Hike, #lorreelee, Feathers, Deer, Love....
Saturday, October 06, 2018 8 comments
Last Sunday I hiked up to Lone Pine Lake on Mt. Whitney as a remembrance hike for my beautiful sister, Lorrie. My son, his girlfriend and grandpuppy #2 Canela, all came with me. It was a great day from beginning to end. We left at 3:30 am. I... Read more
Lone Pine Lake Remembrance Hike....
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 9 comments
Over the last few weeks I've had an itch to go hike up to Lone Pine Lake on Mt. Whitney...my favorite mountain in the world. I just love that rugged mountain and all of the incredible memories it holds. I wasn't quite sure why I felt so drawn ... Read more
She's The New World Champion!...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 9 comments
Two years ago Denise Mueller-Korenek became the first woman to attempt the bicycle landspeed record and set the record at 147 mph, drafting behind a vehicle on a bicycle specially made to withstand high speeds. After completing this incredible ... Read more
The New Norm and the LA Marathon...
Sunday, September 16, 2018 6 comments
The recurring phrase I hear now, almost every day, is this is my "New Norm." And it's brutal right now, but I'm doing my best and trying hard to work through these feelings that come out of nowhere. Working has become a way to run away from ev... Read more
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 13 comments
This is a very difficult blog to write, but one I feel I must write. I lost my beautiful sister almost 2 weeks ago. My heart is torn in a million pieces. The shock of her death has hit my family so hard. She was a kind soul, with a heart tha... Read more
Marathon Training: Week #5...
Sunday, August 05, 2018 6 comments
"You must expect great things from yourself, before you can do them" ~ Michael Jordan I was 7 months pregnant when Michael Jordan came out of retirement in March of 1995. I wasn't a basketball fan at the time, but all of the hype made me c... Read more
Marathon Training: Week #2...
Sunday, July 15, 2018 5 comments
Quote of the week: "Part of a runner's training is pushing back the limits of their mind." How often do you find yourself living in a limited mindset? This has been something I've worked on for a long time. I like to believe I'm much... Read more
Marathon Training: Week #1...
Sunday, July 08, 2018 6 comments
This week was my first week of marathon training. It's finally here! I made the decision to run the Rock n Roll Arizona marathon in January 2019, about 3 months ago. Over the past 3 months I've been working on my #yearofstrongandbendy program... Read more
The Mountains Are Calling...And Marathons, too...
Friday, June 01, 2018 7 comments
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...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 9 comments
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...
Monday, February 19, 2018 11 comments
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...
Saturday, February 10, 2018 15 comments
#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...
Sunday, February 04, 2018 12 comments
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
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