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Shorts for the first time this year!

Sunday, April 12, 2015      4 comments

What glorious running weather we had this weekend! It felt wonderful to go out in shorts and tee shirt and feel the sunshine on my face, arms and legs! I did 10 mile... Read more

Trying to keep up ...

Sunday, April 05, 2015      2 comments

Whew. Last week was really busy at work, which meant I got less done at home, which made for a busy weekend, too. Did a 20k last Saturday, but then didn't run again until today. Yikes! A whole week! But I tried to walk and exercise a lot a... Read more

Journaling and healthy habits

Sunday, March 29, 2015      5 comments

Ok. I have always been a writer, so maybe it's just me. I was that crazy girl in school who LOVED tests with essay questions and would rather write a paper than do just about any other kind of homework. I was a newspaper journalist for several... Read more

Lazy Sunday

Sunday, March 22, 2015      0 comments

Ran 7 miles yesterday and was considering another run today. I don't usually do two days in a row, but have lately on the weekends if I can't get any running in during the week. But got to doing little things around the house, feeling kinda lazy... Read more

Pi Day Pi K Race (and pie)

Saturday, March 14, 2015      6 comments

Started out with a Pi Day Pi K race this morning! Talked my 15-year-old son and his girlfriend into joining me- OK, well it was not so much my talking as the pizza and fruit pie presented at the finish line that got them. But it was fun. ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Treats and Rewards - What works?

Sunday, March 08, 2015      110 comments

Let's admit it. We all work better with some positive reinforcement. Lately I have read a few Spark blogs about treats and rewards, and so I have found myself thinking this over. I work with children (and adults) and I have two black labs... Read more

Slowing things down

Sunday, March 01, 2015      3 comments

Lately I have been trying to do more yoga and meditation, and I have noticed a big difference in my patience, my focus and my happiness. Taking the time to stop, focus inward, and check in on my own mind and body helps me focus on the "now"... Read more

Embrace the Season

Sunday, February 15, 2015      3 comments

I grew up mostly in the Northwest. Now that I am transplanted to the Midwest, I so miss the mountains and the ocean. But I love having four distinct seasons. Yes, even when it is sooooooo cold and even when it's terribly hot. OK, I won'... Read more

Does the walk/run method frustrate other runners?

Sunday, February 08, 2015      6 comments

This year's Fanny Freezer 5K wasn't. Freezing,that is. It was in the mid-30s, and beautifully bright with sunshine. Such a treat! Plenty of snow at the park, and a large group of happy sledders in the middle of the loop that we circled twice... Read more

Snowy day jog

Sunday, January 25, 2015      4 comments

We have been having warm weather, but today turned snowy again. Not terribly cold, hovering right around 30 degrees, with some wind. I decided on a nearby trail run so that I would be off roads and slick pavement. Wore my snow cleats because ... Read more

38 of 615 miles down

Sunday, January 18, 2015      3 comments

As of today I logged 38 miles toward my 615 miles in 2015 goal. (I am doing a challenge with 3 other family members from other areas of the country to complete a combind 2,105 miles in 2015.) I felt spoiled today to get a realtively warm (3... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Doing 2,015 in 2015

Sunday, January 11, 2015      87 comments

As part of a team, that is! My sister-in-law asked if I would be part of a 3 or 4 person team to complete 2,015 combined miles this year. We managed to harass three others into joining us, but I have committed to jogging 615 miles for my team th... Read more

Clear Thoughts, Purposeful Actions

Sunday, January 04, 2015      2 comments

I take a weekly yoga class, which I find is a wonderful complement to running, to help stretch and strengthen, as well as relax and clear my mind. Recently I found a pack of yoga cards that I really enjoy doing between yoga classes. They ar... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts New Year Resolution, or Life Resolution?

Sunday, December 28, 2014      119 comments

I've had a bit more time off than usual lately. Well overdue, and it has felt great. It's not that I've taken any real vacation, but things are just slower over the holidays. I did take one full day off, and have the holiday off each week, too... Read more


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