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Of NaNoWriMo, 5K's, and life in general

Saturday, November 07, 2015      1 comments

It's November and that means National Novel Writing Month. 50,000 words in 30 days. This year is a little different for me. My writing has really taken a hit of late. I need this. I need to be pushed to write and right now, it doesn't matte... Read more

Freaking zombies

Saturday, October 31, 2015      4 comments

Anyone who knows me even a little, knows I'm a tiny bit afraid of zombies and by a tiny bit I really mean totally freaking horrified by them. Last year, I signed up for the zombie 5K in town mostly because my sister (who runs and I don't ... Read more

The party

Sunday, October 25, 2015      6 comments

I was Lady Macbeth for the annual Carter Halloween party. The plan was to start as a proper Lady, and transition to crazy. Unfortunately, my mother fell off a step ladder and broke her foot about 30 minutes before the party was set to start so... Read more

Hey! It's working!

Friday, October 02, 2015      4 comments

I've been trying not to be so mean to myself - my self talk has never been kind. I Would be horrified if I every heard anyone talk to another human being the way I default to talking to myself. I routinely call myself "idiot" or "stupid girl" ... Read more

Treading water isn't a bad thing

Tuesday, September 29, 2015      3 comments

Treating water means you're not drowning. It's not always about progress. Sometimes the waves get rough and it's just a matter of keeping your head about water. There is no shame in that. For now, we are doing a fair amount of that at my... Read more

Quick updates

Monday, September 28, 2015      1 comments

Trying to remind myself of all the good things in my life. Feeling a bit put out and I have no reason to. Not really. Our last camping trip of the year, and generally the 2nd best one of the 5 we take, isn't going to happen. I'm more t... Read more

It's been a Rainbow Narwhal weekend

Monday, September 14, 2015      8 comments

The Rainbow Narwhals are a team of do-gooders led by my now 10 year old (he was 9 when he came up with the team name). So far we've done a 5k for S... Read more

Moving the boy to Boston

Thursday, September 03, 2015      8 comments

Moving the boy into Boston. We’ll leave out the part that his mother, for several weeks now, has suggested that he do laundry and start to put his stuff back in the footlockers so he’ll be ready to move. Weeks. With increasing frequency. ... Read more

It was Hell

Sunday, August 30, 2015      5 comments

Glad I did it though. My friend/former boss was there and thanked me. I guess a lot of these cross fit routines are based on heroes. Today's was based on a fire fighter work out and the 15 in it was because TJ died in the year 2015. Before t... Read more

So I did a virtual 5K and tomorrow I die

Saturday, August 29, 2015      3 comments

I know that by donating directly to the fund, more money would go to the fund. I know. But see, I saw an add for something called virtual strides last week. I clicked. There is this one that had a cool name - The Quest for the Golden Pearl. ... Read more

Choices (nothing deep here friends)

Friday, August 28, 2015      4 comments

I'd planned on running "the loop" yesterday after work. My husband said he wanted to go too. By want, what he really meant is that he has to do something to get back into the exercise swing and since I was running, he might as well go too. ... Read more

5K history and goals

Tuesday, August 25, 2015      1 comments

I LOATHE running. Really. I have never gotten that runner's high some people talk about. The closest I've come to it is when it is done and I'm hyperventilating while I pour water into me or on me - sometimes both, and I'm just so thrilled to... Read more

A quick thank you

Friday, August 21, 2015      3 comments

I just wanted to take a minute and thank those of you who have commented on my recent blogs. Things will work out one way or another with the boy/college/apartment stuff. Somehow, it always does. His depression (if that is what it is) - all I... Read more

Parenting - the first 50 years are the hardest

Wednesday, August 19, 2015      4 comments

At least that is what my father hopes. That is one of his quotes. He bumps up that number every time I reach it. His other famous quote is, "I hate kids, especially my own." There were few things I knew with certainty when I was a kid,... Read more

The seal picture

Monday, August 17, 2015      4 comments

This was just taken with my phone. The seals weren't out very far in the water and there were just tons of them. Taken at Coast Guard Beach (C... Read more

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