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What a Ride
Friday, September 28, 2018      3 comments

The last five years have been difficult. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto and my weight started creeping up as I dealt with a super slow metabolism, brain fog and total lack of energy. Leaky gut is NO fun! My weight had crept back to 235 pounds... Read more
Javelina Chase Bike Race
Monday, March 30, 2015      6 comments

Yes this is me....short, fat and happy. I won the master women race for over 50. Granted I was the only entrant in the division, but other people also did the race and I w... Read more
Yoga and teenage girls.....
Tuesday, February 24, 2015      1 comments

They wanted to try yoga but they really are not sure what it is. They get a mat and come prepared for......the unknown. ... Read more
Concealed Carry Class
Monday, February 23, 2015      5 comments

I did not get to ride yesterday because I signed up for a concealed carry class. I usually have a gun within reach...particularly when riding because I live and ride in rural areas. I made up for missing my ride yesterday. I rode for an h... Read more
Florida Trip
Saturday, January 31, 2015      5 comments

This summer I gathered up my son and best friend from college and we drove to Florida to pick up my daughter. Raelyn , my daughter, had an internship at Disney World. This... Read more
My New Ride
Thursday, January 29, 2015      7 comments

The other day I mentioned I had a new bike. Here is my dream steed...a Trek Project 1. It is a super fast bike and lots of fun to ride. The bike in the back is my new... Read more
Coming Back
Monday, January 26, 2015      3 comments

It has been a little over a year since I have really blogged about life, exercise, etc. In that time I have buried my dads' dog, as well as my mother and father-in-law. It has been one heck of a roller coaster ride and I am starting to get my ... Read more
My First Triathlon of the Year
Monday, June 03, 2013      8 comments

For those of you that know me, you know that I was recently diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that has been kicking my butt for the last 6 months or so. The medication is finally starting to level the playing field but I dont feel up to par a... Read more
My Plate
Wednesday, April 17, 2013      5 comments

My plate is full right now and not with food. I find myself sitting and pondering my next move. I was diagnosed with Hoshiemoto Hypothyroid Disease and started taking medicine f... Read more
Crossing the Rainbow Bridge
Thursday, April 04, 2013      6 comments

Spring has sprung in my neck of the woods. Trees are blooming, life is renewed. Life definitely goes on. 16 years ago yesterday, on my birthday, I bought a pup for my dad... Read more
Birthday Ink
Wednesday, March 27, 2013      4 comments

My birthday is quickly approaching. I keep trying to ignore that fact but the inevitable will happen. My husband got an appointment with my tattoo artist and here is my new ink. It is done by the same artist that did a lizard playing golf on my... Read more
The Game Has Changed
Thursday, February 21, 2013      9 comments

When I first joined Spark People, I was in the middle of losing weight, learning how to swim and how to become a triathlete while balancing a job, kids, and elderly parents. Several thing have changed. My kids are now in college, my father pas... Read more
Missile Man Duathlon
Wednesday, February 06, 2013      3 comments

This last weekend White Sands Missile Range in White Sands New Mexico hosted a duathlon. The first run, on a nice dirt road (sandy, rocky in spots) was 7K, the bike was 28K and the last run was a 5K. The weather was perfect, very little breez... Read more
Holidays and School
Friday, December 07, 2012      7 comments

If you know me you know that I work at an alternative high school. The group of kids we currently have are some of the most challenging individuals I have ever worked with. ... Read more
Hell's Half Acre hike and pics
Friday, November 30, 2012      12 comments

Last Sunday, my cycling buddy Maggie took me on this hike. It took about seven hours and it was absolutely breathtaking. Despite the bear sign and mountain lion tracks, the day was carefree and perfect. Enjoy the pictures. ... Read more

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